The pair played together for Montpellier.
“For me, Olivier is one of the best forwards in his role," Belhanda told RMC Sport. “He's someone who keeps the ball up really well, who knows how to make his number 10 or his wingers play because he has a target man game few strikers have.
“There isn't a striker in the world who's better than him as a target man. Especially with the France team, he scores, so you can't hold anything against him.
“At club level, he doesn't play that much, but when you have a player in the national team who scores and helps the team win, you can't say anything."