The Napoli boss is happy with the progress that his team have made in pre-season, speaking of his delight in coming out victorious, 1-0, against the Catalans in a friendly
Blerim Dzemaili scored the only goal of the friendly match in Vienna when his powerful half-volley was fumbled by debutant goalkeeper Claudio Bravo 10 minutes from time.
And Benitez, who made 10 second-half substitutions, is pleased with how his team are shaping up ahead of the new season.
"Winning against Barcelona is always a good result," he told the club's official website. "Now the guys deserve all the compliments.
"But, beyond the individuals, it is the team performance that I liked. We did very well both offensively and defensively, and this is a nice result after this first phase of work.
"I had important signals in every sense - this means that we are working well and we have to continue like this.
"We need to better manage this group and then see if we can improve it."