The Chelsea interim boss saw his side drawn against Tottenham's conquerors Basle in the semi-finals of the Europa League after edging past Rubin Kazan 5-4 on aggregate following a 3-2 defeat in Moscow last night.
Benitez immediately turned his thoughts to Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley.
If Chelsea can beat City it means a cup double remains up for grabs for Benitez, despite the criticism he has received from certain quarters of the Stamford Bridge faithful since taking over as interim boss in November.
Benitez, whose side were immediately installed as favourites for the Europa League after avoiding a long trip to Fenerbahce or a tricky tie against Benfica, said: "All of them (the Europa semi-finalists) are good teams. We were thinking which might be the best for us, in terms of the fixtures we have.
"Basle is not too far away so maybe it's not a bad option, only because of that."
He insisted, however, that Chelsea would not underestimate the Swiss champions.
"They're a good team, an offensive team, and will be dangerous as well," Benitez said.
"We saw what they did to Tottenham. We know there's a great atmosphere in their stadium and they play with intensity. I think it will be interesting."