âIt is an important game, but it comes early into the season and so there will be time for everyone to recover lost ground,â said the defender.
âNaturally our position in the table makes us a little anxious because we didnât start out well, but we want to change direction.â
And Maldini is backing on-loan Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko to stun critics and make a decisive contribution tomorrow.
âWell, Andriy Shevchenko has often done rather well in the derby,â smiled Maldini.
âHe 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 didnât play for three months at Barcelona and couldnât train with us because of the Olympics.â