Ex-Roma attacker Julio Baptista backs club to compete for Europa League title


Ex-Roma attacker Julio Baptista backed his former club to compete for the Europa League title while recounting his two and a half seasons in Rome.

The Brazilian joined the Giallorossi from Real Madrid in 2008 and tallied 15 goals in 77 appearances during his spell. Though, he admitted that there is one goal that he cherishes a bit more than the rest.

“The goal in the Derby against Lazio…I still get chills when I think about it,” he said to Tuttomercatoweb.

“I feel like that was when I made it into the hearts of the supporters. I have wonderful memories of my time at Rome, playing in Serie A was an incredible experience.”

When asked about this season’s version of Roma, Baptista confessed that he has been left impressed from what he’s seen from Paulo Fonseca’s men.

“Roma started the Europa League well when they won in Portugal last week. These competitions are defined by the smallest details. When we talk about this Roma, we’re discussing a very strong team,” he stated.

“From my point of view, Roma has all the pieces necessary to win the Europa League this year.”

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