Mineiro starlet Marion impresses caoch AutoriAutori will need a large squad this year
Having been thrust into the limelight of the state championship by coach Paulo Autori, Atletico Mineiro youngster Marion received post-match praise from his boss.
In the opening round of fixtures, Mineiro, who will also be competing in the Copa Libertadores as defending champions this term, eased to a narrow 1-0 win against Minas.
However, all talk of praise was reserved by coach Autori for his young squad member: "Marion went very well in the game. It was not a surprise because he does well in training. He is bold, and has personality. He will be an important player and I'm happy with him." the coach told lancenet.com.