Baptista happy with warm Roma welcome

Julio Baptista is delighted with his first months at Roma.

“The way Roma are making me feel important is wonderful, it proves they really believe in me,” the former Real Madrid attacker told Globoesporte. “It is crucial for a player to feel he has this support. Everyone in Rome gave me a warm welcome.

“There are many Brazilians there and they gave me a great hand in settling in quickly.”

'The Beast' scored a fantastic brace in the 3-1 Champions League win away to Bordeaux, but that was one of the few highlights in a dire season so far for the Giallorossi.

“The only negative thing is that we have started quite badly in terms of results, but that is mainly down to injuries to many first team players,” assured Baptista.

“This team is very strong and we will certainly be able to react to this difficult time and fight to the end for every competition.”

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