"I like to - and I want to - compete for trophies and the best trophy is the Champions League, so I would like to have the possibility in the next 11 years to win the Champions League", Benitez added.
"I think we have the quality to win there or to take a point, but we need a really, really clinical and ideal performance".
We need to have the ambition to go into the next game and fight for the three points knowing that getting them, we're going to be in an even better position.
"Everyone knows we had a sticky patch at the start of the season but togetherness and desire got us through", he said. In the Championship season we came first, 10th last year [in the Premier League] and now we are finishing strong this year.
Benitez has openly admitted he wants to stay on Tyneside but wants assurances his demands will be met by the Magpies' hierarchy.
"As players we want him here and Newcastle should do everything they can to keep him". "But, hopefully, he gets tied down".
"He's a perfectionist. He will praise you when it's due".
And the Newcastle manager may get the chance to see if Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley sticks to his word next season. That's why I've come on leaps and bounds.
Newcastle have also scored 35 times, conceded 44 times in the league and now sit on 41 points.
Newcastle's transfer strategy is to target quality players who can improve their first team, and they hope to find a handful of players like Almiron who can help the Magpies stay away from the relegation zone in the coming years.
"He is not going to praise you if you don't keep a clean sheet".
Perez had to wait just four minutes to double his tally when Salomon Rondon's selfless run down the left gave him the opportunity to cross to the far post, where the Spaniard arrived on cue to beat the keeper from close range.