AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf has urged his side to stamp their authority over Inter in Saturday's Supercoppa Italiana.
Milan have travelled east to China for the game as old hostilities are renewed in Beijing's Bird Nest.
And Seedorf has underlined the importance of getting off to a flying start.
"Our approach will be important as we are playing a great team with a great coach," Seedorf told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"Inter have always put us into difficulty and I think it will be an even game.
"In any case, we are ready for it."
Last season Milan beat Inter twice in Serie A en route to winning the Italian league title.