Atletico Mineiro coach Paulo Autori explains selection for Copa Libertadores gameRever returned for Mineiro last night
Atletico Mineiro coach Paulo Autori has explained his decision to recall central defender Rever for their Copa Libertadores second round first leg loss to Colombian side Atletico Mineiro last night, a move which pushed Nicolas Otamendi out to right back for the evening.
Autori told Lance: "We had an athlete with the experience of Rever (who helped Mineiro win last season's competition). It was nothing new for Otamendi playing on the right. The problem was not having the ball. We created few opportunities and had few times in the opposition half."
"We can not think about history because it does not exist.We have to turn this result around."
Mineiro are struggling in front of goal at the moment, only bagging once in their previous five games as the toll of defending the continent's biggest tournament appears to be taking effect.
The return against Nacional comes next Thursday after an away game at Gremio this Sundat at 2230 (GMT).