The Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper plays the Europa League final against Rangers on Wednesday night and hopes to win his first title with the Diva.
Eintracht Frankfurt will face Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League final in Seville on Wednesday. Two historic teams with excellent goalkeepers in every aspect. Veteran Alan McGregor, 40, of the Rangers and talented Kevin Trapp for Frankfurt. Throughout his European career, the German goalkeeper was able to be decisive when his team was struggling. With his save 30 times in 12 matches, he injured more than one striker, especially the West Ham United striker in the semi-finals at Deutsche Bank Park. However, not everything was so simple for the Merzig native, who had to wait until his 30s to truly find his place.
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Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper from 2015 to 2018, Kevin Trapp hasn’t really imposed himself on the capital club’s goals. But the German goalkeeper started at the beginning of the 2015/16 season but gradually lost his place to Alphonse Areola. Even if he sometimes had high-level saves, especially in October 2015 against Marseille when he fired Barrada’s penalty, his offense prevented him from turning around.
Lacking playing time, he returned to Frankfurt in 2018, where his potential was revealed to the general public. He leaves Paris Saint-Germain with only one regret: the Raimontada “In Paris, I had three wonderful years. There is only one match that I try not to remember, the Camp Nou match with PSG. He admitted in a press conference before facing Barcelona this season.
Back in Germany, Kevin Trapp’s goal was to pass on everything he learned from great PSG players like Zlatan, Thiago Motta and Maxwell. “There were things to learn from these players. He helped me a lot to progress and now I am trying to take to Frankfurt what I took there.informs the interested party of UEFA.
Since his first season in the Diva shirt, Trapp regained his level and participated in particular in the European epic in Frankfurt, which reached the semi-finals and failed on penalties despite being stopped by Azpilicueta. Convinced that his profile is the right one, the Eintracht captains permanently sign the goalkeeper, who was previously on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite the 2019-20 season where Trapp tied for a lengthy shoulder injury and confinement due to the health crisis, he is gaining confidence and taking up more and more space in the locker room. “Kevin Trapp is a great leader on and off the field. He always finds the right words in the locker room. He has a huge impact.” said his coach Uday Hutter in June 2020.
If the Germany international (6 picks) isn’t an outstanding vocal leader as his compatriots Oliver Kahn or Manuel Neuer can be, he’s already a solid captain in the locker room, particularly thanks to his multilingual quality. “I speak five languages fluently, German, French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and a little Italian. I can understand a lot of things for new players who come here and don’t speak the language or know the culture at first.” Explains to UEFA.
Over the seasons, Kevin Trapp who is now 31 years old has become a captain “Older Brother» For young players in the locker room. He has even been wearing the captain’s armband since his brilliant match against Bayern Munich, where he saved eight goals that disgusted the Bavarian club for a long time.
On Wednesday night, Kevin Trapp will play his second final in his career after winning At the Coupe de France against Les Herbiers in 2018. Winning the European League would also be a chance for Eintracht to dust the cupboard. The German club has won only one title in the 21st century: the 2018 German Cup. “Our run in the Europa League so far is better than we could have imagined. It’s a special year and we deserve to be in the final. Of course, now we hope and work to realize our big dream of bringing the cup home and celebrating with our fans.” Trapp, who will allow him to win in C3, announces why he does not confirm his place as the third goalkeeper for Mannschaft 6 months after the World Cup in Qatar.