Benitez had kind words for his former captain..
He said: "Congratulations to Stevie. It is a fantastic achievement and he is a great player so I'm really pleased for him.
"He has been loyal, he has the passion and is an example for a lot of players because he is a local and has spent all his life there.
"It is a great achievement to win what he has won and still keep going with the national team."