Zinedine Zidane backs new Real Madrid trio to match ‘BBC’ and "define an era"

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is confident Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio will form a lethal attacking partnership.

A little over two years ago, the La Liga champions boasted arguably the most prolific strike force in world football.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Benzema were the focal points of Madrid's attack, which terrorised defences in Spain and aboard.

The departures of Ronaldo and Bale – the latter of whom is on a season-long loan at Tottenham – have seen Los Blancos fade as an attacking force, although Benzema has still been prolific over the last two seasons.

Given the past success of the 'BBC', Real's new forward line have massive boots to fill.

Zidane is well aware of the pressure Benzema, Hazard and Asensio will be under to replicate the success of the 'BBC' but is confident they'll be successful in their own right.

"The players who are here always want to make history," the Frenchman said ahead of Real's Champions League group match with Inter Milan.

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10. Arsenal – £651m (£150m fall)

"Those three you just said are important and I'm sure they can define an era in Madrid.

"Those three are important and are going to do important things.

"I know there is talk about us needing to change things in the squad, but what I see inside is that everyone wants to win and compete, and that is very good for the coach, who is me at the moment.

"I enjoy all of my players and we are going to try with everyone to achieve the objectives."

Real will go into their clash with Inter – whom they'll welcome to the Bernabeu on Tuesday night – on the back of a 4-1 victory over Huesca last Saturday.

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