Benitez said: "You always want to win silverware and we have not had a fantastic season. But clearly it has not been a bad one. If you analyse the season properly, to be in the top four in England and the top four in Europe is a massive achievement.
"To win the title here is more difficult than anywhere else because Chelsea and United are Europe's two best teams. A lot of managers will have had more disappointing seasons than us. It could have been better for us but it has not been a really bad season."