Rani Khedira is determined to forge his own identity aside from his brother Sami when Stuttgart head to Wolfsburg on Saturday.
The 19-year-old earned praise for his performance last weekend as Stuttgart returned to winning ways with a 4-2 win at Hannover.
His presence in midfield could even prevent captain Christian Gentner from returning to the starting XI following injury while he is already being predicted a career like his elder brother - the Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira.
However, although he admits learning his trade from his sibling, Rani wants to make a name for himself, not one off the back of his brother's.
``I'm my own person - I'm Rani, not Sami,'' he said on his club's website. ``I want to go my own way.''
Last weekend's game against Hannover was ``the first small step'', although he admits he is ``far from being an established player.''
``But the coach looks at performance and not age, and I have the feeling I took my chance.''
Khedira believes he can co-exist with Gentner, saying there needs to be ``the right mix'' of young and old players in the side.
``The elder players need to guide the younger ones and keep their feet on the ground,'' he added.
``My primary goal is to make the breakthrough here, at my club,'' Khedira added.
``Stuttgart are a top club, a great address in Germany and I would like to make it to the top with Stuttgart at some stage.''
A glance at the league table would suggest Wolfsburg are an even bigger side, such is their seven-point advantage over the Swabians, and their coach Dieter Hecking is keen to show as much.
``We're the home team so of course we want to win,'' he said at a press conference. ``We want to end the year in front of our own fans with another really good game.''
Hecking still has doubts over the fitness of Diego and Luiz Gustavo, both of whom will face late fitness tests.