Nerazzurri Primavera captain Aleksandar Stankovic feels that Inter Milan is something that he has “in his blood.”

The young Serb spoke to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition.

This season has been one of major growth for young midfielder Stankovic.

The 18-year-old has become a key player for Inter’s Under-19 team. Moreover, he has shown his leadership as he has worn the captain’s armband for Christian Chivu’s team.

The Nerazzurri are currently top of the Primavera table, with Stankovic’s performances a key part of this strong run.

And Stankovic is a player with a familiar name at Inter.

Legendary former Nerazzurri and Lazio midfielder Dejan Stankovic is the teenage midfielder’s father.

So it is perhaps not big of a surprise that Stankovic has found his feet the way that he has.

Nor is it any surprise that the 18-year-old is a player with a strong sense of belonging and attachment to the Inter shirt.

Aleksandar Stankovic: Inter In My Blood

Ahead of yesterday’s draw against AC Milan’s Under-19s, Stankovic said that “For me the derby is always a special match.”

“Especially since I have Nerazzurri in my blood,” the Serb continued.

“I’ve supported Inter since I was a young child,” Stankovic said.

“And playing a derby as captain is an incredible feeling.”

The midfielder noted how “The derby is always a different match than any other.”

Stankovic also noted that “My brother Filip [Inter-owned keeper, currently on loan at Sampdoria] and I talk a lot. Every day.”

“He can’t give me advice on the game because we play two completely different positions,” he noted.

“But he’s spoken to be about the mental and emotional side of playing in the derby,” the Inter Primavera midfielder noted of the conversations that he has had with his brother.