Benitez's appointment at Stamford Bridge has not been popular with sections of Blues fans, with an online petition calling for him not to be considered for the job full-time passing the 2,500 signatures it originally targeted.
Former Liverpool manager Benitez refused to be drawn on that, but when asked whether he felt he would forever be judged on his past, he said: "If I can see my players in training without conviction, I will be worried.
"I was talking with one or two senior players, explaining and agreeing the way we are doing things is right or if we have to change this or that. We are working with the players every day, and they're happy.
"We cannot control the perception from outside, but I can influence the players, explain things and analyse things."
Benitez also revealed ahead of Wednesday night's Premier League game at Reading that he had even gone as far as to consult his players on team selection and tactics.
He said: "Not always, but sometimes. I have an experienced staff, too. But the feedback from the players is important.
"I talk with them, that's my way. Some managers like to be seen in the press, `man-management' with arms on the shoulders.
"I talk to the players every day. I talk with the injured players in the physio room, with the players in training, or with senior players; why this, why that, and what we need to improve and what the game plan will be."