Lascelles' 68th-minute header secured three more precious points towards Newcastle's survival fund, but he and his team-mates had to show real character after Xherdan Shaqiri had cancelled out Christian Atsu's opener.
"We weren't able to capitalise on that and made a couple of mistakes in terms of the goals that we conceded".
He said: "We didn't play particularly well today - I didn't think we were poor, we just weren't particularly as good as we have been in recent weeks, so that's the disappointment". It was a little bit different for us as Newcastle sat back, and they've got decent pace.
Stoke were guilty of missed opportunities, with Rob Elliot making a number of outstanding saves, though Newcastle also spurned a number of opportunities.
After 2 failed attempts at picking up Premier League points upon returning from the Championship, Newcastle finally got back to winning ways at the 3rd and 4th times of asking, with consecutive victories against West Ham and Swansea easing earlier pressure and putting talks of another possible relegation battle to bed.
The Newcastle winger scored the opening goal in their game against Stoke in Match Day 5.
Benitez definitely goes all the way to get the best out of his team behind the scene, and skipper Jamaal Lascelles has revealed yet another way the boss gets his men firing on all cylinders.
"We're doing okay after a tough period of fixtures. We have a game in the League Cup in midweek and Chelsea at our place, so they keep coming thick and fast".