The Liverpool boss, famed for recent rants, believes his achievements have not been recognised.
Benitez, whose side face Real Madrid tonight, said: "I don't think the messages about our performance have been as positive as they could have been. But when you look at what we have done in reaching two finals and a semi, it means a lot of credit for the players, a lot of memories for the club and a lot of money too."
"We've generated money that can be spent on players and that has allowed us to progress every season in my time here," he added.
Benitez added: "We're very proud of being the best club in Europe over the past five years.