The Frenchman returned to action in Russia following a two-month lay-off with a hamstring injury in the Magpies' 0-0 draw.
Pardew told the Daily Mail: "Hatem lasted longer than I thought and did well given he is not fit.
"I have thought about using him there before because if I was a centre-back he is the last person I would want to see with the ball at his feet. And I would certainly consider it again."
The teams will meet again in the second leg at St James' Park on March 14.