Real's reborn Baptista admits to suffering in silence
Real Madrid offensive midfielder Julio Baptista appears to be living a moment of vindication after almost two years on the bench.
14 December 2007
MADRID - Real Madrid offensive midfielder Julio Baptista appears to be living a moment of vindication for the almost two years he has split bench time between Real Madrid and Arsenal.
Not given much to whining, Baptista admitted to "suffering in silence" for most of the season. "I never complained," he said, admitting that the starting slot recently awarded him by coach Bernd Schuster was exactly the chance he was looking for.
Baptista, as starter, has earned his coach's praise, scoring a goal against Lazio in the Champions League Tuesday, and earning the game MVP award in a exhibition match last week.
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Subject: Spanish news