Benitez said that the key is consistent results throughout the entire league season and one game does not make a coach a better tactician than his opposite number.
"There are a lot of matches in Serie A and it is a race based on consistency," Benitez told Il Mattino.
"The championship is won at the end of the season, not on Friday night. If we beat Roma then that doesn't mean I am better than Rudi Garcia and if they win it doesn't mean the opposite."
The game kicks off at Stadio Olimpico at 7.45pm on Friday night.