ose Mourinho's side have been drawn to face the Dutch giants for a third consecutive year in the competition and have every reason to be confident having triumphed in all four matches from the previous two years.
A 3-0 win at the Bernabeu was followed by an identical score at the Amsterdam Arena last year, making the Spanish outfit heavy favourites heading into Wednesday's encounter in Holland.
France international Benzema insists they are not thinking that way and must perform to their full potential against last season's Eredivisie champions.
"Each year the team changes, the mindset isn't the same. We know that it will be hard against Ajax because everybody wants to beat Real Madrid," Benzema told the club's official website.
"That always happens; we must prepare the game well and show our level."
Real look to have overcome their early season struggles having won their last three matches - a run which started with a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Manchester City in their opening Champions League encounter.