He said: â€śWhen I was at Valencia we were seven or eight points behind in January. I was talking with Ayala, Canizares and Pellegrino and told them we would win the league.
â€śThey thought I was crazy. But the way that we trained was key. And the way we train here is, too. I have confidence we will be better and better every single week.â€ť
A fixture pile-up is the biggest problem to Benitezâ€™s immediate plans.
He said: â€śThe difficulty is that we come back on Monday and have to play Leeds on Wednesday, so weâ€™ll have to change quickly.
â€śYesterday I was preparing the squad for Leeds.
â€śI have an idea of that squad but I cannot lose my focus â€” Monterrey was first and now itâ€™s Corinthians.â€ť