The Nerazzurri are aiming to qualify for the Champions League this season, and move to within five points of the capital club with a win this weekend.
Zanetti famously scored a late equaliser against the Giallorossi in the 2007-08 season, in what was a crucial match in securing the Scudetto.
“I definitely remember running down the pitch [in celebration] with my teammates yelling at me to stop, and [Patrick] Vieira saying he couldn’t catch me,” ‘Pupi’ recalled in an interview with Il Giornale.
“This time it’s a match which matters for the Champions League, but like with all the remaining matches it’s a cup final.
“That’s in regard to the pitch, if we don’t qualify for the Champions League it won’t change Suning’s mission, a project can’t come down to one result.”
Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma turns 18 today, and has been described as the new Gigi Buffon, could he stay at San Siro and represent a new Zanetti instead?
“I’ll take this opportunity to wish him many happy returns. With him and the other youngsters, Italy have a great future.
“The new Zanetti is my son though. He’s only four and already he runs, and runs, and runs…”