He said: âWhen 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.
âThey 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
A fixture pile-up is the biggest problem to Benitezâs immediate plans.
He said: âThe difficulty is that we come back on Monday and have to play Leeds on Wednesday, so weâll have to change quickly.
âYesterday I was preparing the squad for Leeds.
âI have an idea of that squad but I cannot lose my focus â Monterrey was first and now itâs Corinthians.â