Roma director Prade praise Baptista

“It was important to beat Bordeaux. The French side are a young team who were determined, enthusiastic and interesting,” Prade told Roma Channel.

“The three points are fundamental and I am very happy with the win. The results will go to shaping up our season and both Mirko Vucinic and Baptista gave themselves a nice birthday present.

“The equalizer gave us the will to win. The free kick by Julio was a jewel. The coach knows his players well and Baptista will give us a big hand because he has so many important qualities.

“We have great physical strength in him and this has been missing from the side in recent years.”