The Cameroon international believes Inter are yet to get the best out of him, having often deployed him out of position.
Eto'o claims he had no qualms in taking on more defensive duties under Jose Mourinho, as the club swept the board when it came to major silverware, but he is keen to revert back to a central striking role under Benitez.
He is still being asked to play much wider than he would like at the moment, but he is happy to compromise as he is no longer expected to track back quite so often.
"Benitez? It is true when he arrived that we had a slight clash," Eto'o told L'Equipe Mag.
"I told him I have to score more, come closer to the box and the centre of the field. He told me he will do everything he can for that to happen.
"I am still playing on the flank, but with a lot less defensive work."