Julio Baptista: Brazil - Italy Proves Roma's Quality

The hitman is impressed with Roma's great form as he looks ahead to clashing against his club team-mates in tonight's game...
Roma striker Julio Baptista cannot wait to play against Italy, believing it to be a chance for the Giallorossi-based players to show their worth.

The Lupi have been outstanding in Serie A lately and their objective of a top four spot is seemingly within reach. Baptista has hailed his club side as he prepares for the prestigious friendly later tonight.

"There will be six Roma players involved in this game – that demonstrates the qualities and values of the Giallorossi at the moment," Baptista told Il Corriere Dello Sport.

"It's always special playing for the national team and I am sure it will be a great game. Everyone wants to be involved in fixtures like these.

"The Italian experience is very important to me and I am showing my quality at Roma. I am really happy to have chosen them."

Baptista is likely to feature at some point during tonight's game.

Meanwhile, the Giallorossi are locked in a three-way fight for fourth place with Fiorentina and Genoa. Luciano Spalletti's men are just a point off their target heading into this weekend's clash with Atalanta. A win will see them move closer to the Champions League places as they attempt to continue their impressive run.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com