"Cisse is a good striker with pace and we must be aware of him on Wednesday," Benitez warned. "He had enough games to prove he was a good player. Sometimes I asked him to play as a winger and he was unhappy about that.
"Now I hear that Crouch is saying he is unhappy that he can't reach his ideal level because he isn't playing enough games.
"Like in Cisse's case, I need to think about the squad and the team - and not one player. "There is competition in each position in a top side and that can be hard. But that is the situation."