"The longer your career goes on, the more you want to play in this kind of game," Maldini told Sky Sport Italia. "Juve are Juve and they are always our rivals, along with Inter.
"These occasions give you that little something extra. You don't have to look inside for the emotion because it comes naturally."
The newly promoted Bianconeri are daunting opposition after exceeding expectations this term and Maldini admits that they have surprised him.
"Juve have done very well because they had a difficult task and even they didn't expect a campaign like this," he stated.
"They are an ambitious club due to everything that they have won and will win in the future."