Benitez believes the race for the fourth place will go right down to the end of the season, following their 1-0 defeat at Arsenal on Wednesday night.
“When you lose after nine games without losing you have to be disappointed,” said Benitez. “They (Arsenal) are a good team but now we think about the future.
“The race for the fourth position will be to the end and we have to be ready for the next game.
“It is difficult for anyone to win too many games in a row. The main thing is to be calm and to keep going.”