Jose Mourinho wants to win the 10th UEFA Champions League trophy for Real Madrid, his third with a different team, and he has gone superstitious to try and achieve it.
Jose is passenger 10D on the charter flight transporting Real Madrid to Dortmund. That is the Portuguese coach's customary seat for the team's trips this season.
Row 10 and seat D. His position signifying, both in number and letter ('Decima' in Spanish), the Tenth Champions League win the team is eagerly awaiting. It was chosen by Mourinho who, without having a preferential place on the plane, decided on this seat.
From that seat, located in the aisle, he also works on the final details of every game but, what is certain, is that all his dreams are set on winning the coveted Champions League, his third and the Tenth for Madrid.
This could be interpreted as pure superstition but, on the plane, just like in the dressing room and on the pitch, many players and coaches have many odd little fixations.
This is Mourinho's third season at Real Madrid and, having won the Copa del Rey and la Liga, his objective is clearer than ever. The time has come to make the decisive step in the Champions League.