The midfield combination of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro, has grown together to become a formidable midfield trio. Many have said they are the best midfield trio in history of the club.
Modric, Kroos and Casemiro were again in the photo of the Real Madrid recital against Roma. It could not be otherwise, because they have long since led from the engine room a new golden age of the whole white.
They are also protagonists of the football style of a team as winning as attractive in their football. This is because Modric, Kroos and Casemiro not only build good football, they are also building history as one of the best Real Madrid field centers.
The BBC has focused during these years the role of a unique team, but the importance of this other trio has been capital, even more than the famous trident.
In fact, it has been much more untouchable with the passage of time. While above Bale or Benzema was questioned, nobody doubted the condition of titularosimos of Kroos, Modric and Casemiro. The other luxury trio of a historic Madrid.
The three met for the first time on October 4, 2015, with Benítez on the bench and in a league derby (1-1). It was the first time they wore together in the eleven.
In the Champions League, the competition that has crowned them with the rest of their teammates, showed up a month later, against PSG at home (1-0).
Isco, a plus of magic
From those first measures they have been inseparable and it would be Zidane who would finish giving the definitive impulse to a center of the field with which he made the difference.
A trio that, by the way, has also been reinforced with the presence of an Isco that is responsible for giving a point of magic to a fantastic midfield. Of course, without the continuity of his three companions and entering the eleven by someone from the BBC.
His reign in midfield continues four seasons after joining forces in the white midfield. Because they were born in 2015, but everything began to take shape much earlier. In 2012 Modric arrived on tiptoe, being the only request of Mourinho.
Luka or nobody, was his message. At the end of that same year, almost in anonymity, Casemiro landed in Castilla. And in 2014 Madrid would make the masterful move with Kroos, who did arrive in stellar plan after his career at Bayern and his recent World Cup triumph.
Finally the three would meet at 15-16 to form a center of the field that is the envy of Europe. A midfield that cost Madrid a little less than 80 kilos and has been in the photo of the last three Champions conquered by Madrid, something that can not boast the BBC.
Because in this gale of good game and titles, Kroos, Modric and Casemiro are the center of the hurricane.
We take a look at some of the great midfield combinations in the club’s history.
In the mid 80s and early 90s, there was Rafael Martín Vázquez, Bernd Schuster, Rafael Gordillo and Michel. They made the midfield theirs.
In the 90s, it was all about Michael Laudrup, Fernando Redondo, José Emilio Amavisca and the Spanish national team coach, Luis Enrique.
After them was the Champions league winning era of Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Claude Makélélé and Santiago Solari
Then, came the Galacticos era. Though were great players, but they did not achieve much. They went three seasons without winning any trophies. The team was headed by the Zidane and Figo plus David Beckham and José María Gutiérrez Hernández, popularly known as Guti.
They player arguably the best foorball of this generation, just didn’t win enough trophies to be called the best in the history.
The Modric, Kroos and Casimero are just not playing good, eye catching football, but they are winning trophies to back up their superb play. They are the heart of Real Madrid’s success in recent years.