"He's a player with ability, he's a skilful player," said Benitez on Eurogoals.
"When you're used to playing in the Premier League, you're used to playing physically; you're used to playing against players who will tackle you hard. So if he's protected by the referees, I think that he can play well.
"Joe Cole likes to play as a second striker. So it depends on his position, because sometimes he plays as a left winger or right winger.
"And I think that (Eden) Hazard has the ability to find him. They can play together and it will be a good partnership."