The former AC Milan star Alberigo Evani has said that the 19-year-old striker Stephan El Shaarawy has the potential to become one of the best in the world. Due to the absence of big name players like Robinho and Alex Pato, the AC Milan manager has been using the 19-year-old striker Stephan El Shaarawy in the matches on a regular basis recently.

He has rewarded the faith of the manager by scoring a lot of goals in the last few matches. He will be coming into the Milan derby during the weekend as one of the players to watch. Speaking ahead of the Milan derby, former AC Milan star Alberigo Evani says that he could become the next Shevchenko.

The 49-year-old has won all the major titles with AC Milan during his 13 year spell with the Italian club. He has even managed to lift the European Cup and is rightly regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the club. However, AC Milan have fallen into troubled times of late and have had to sell a number of high profile players in order to reduce the debt of the club. As a result, AC Milan go into the Milan derby not as the favourite to win the match.

"Finally, something happens. There is more confidence now in the quality of [young players], which is not lacking. You just need more courage to take risks, and we can work harder because you have to start from the bottom. However, I think it will be a quality derby, as usual. I like [what] Milan is doing, without giving too much prominence. Stephan is intelligent, and has undoubted quality but [he] should know that you can always improve and that you can not lie still in football, in a moment [you can] lose everything,” said Evani.