Dynamo Kiev striker Andriy Shevchenko believes former side Milan can defeat cross-town rivals Inter in the Derby della Madonnina this weekend.
The 34-year-old also says the match will be a decisive encounter in regards to determining the Scudetto, as only two points separate the two sides at the top of the ladder.
"I think the match will be decisive in regards to the Scudetto," the striker told Sky Sport 24. "Both sides will be looking to win the match, and I think Milan can do it.
"Milan are missing [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic but what counts is how the side play, and whoever prepares better will win the derby."
Sheva also praised former team-mate and current Nerazzurri boss Leonardo.
"I played with Leo, and he was a great player," he continued. "He is also doing well as coach, and plays a big part in football."
The forward also believes Real Madrid playmaker Kaka would be welcomed with open arms should he return to the San Siro.
"He [Kaka] has had many problems, but what he is lacking is the security of constantly playing. He is a great talent, and should he return to Milan, both the players and the public would welcome him back with open arms," concluded Shevchenko.