â€śIt is an important game, but it comes early into the season and so there will be time for everyone to recover lost ground,â€ť said the defender.
â€śNaturally our position in the table makes us a little anxious because we didnâ€™t start out well, but we want to change direction.â€ť
And Maldini is backing on-loan Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko to stun critics and make a decisive contribution tomorrow.
â€śWell, Andriy Shevchenko has often done rather well in the derby,â€ť smiled Maldini.
â€śHe has resolved many games in our favour, but things have changed for everyone. At the same time I say Sheva is physically ready now, while Ronaldinho is still penalised by the fact he didnâ€™t play for three months at Barcelona and couldnâ€™t train with us because of the Olympics.â€ť