The story of Kevin Trapp, from a failed goalkeeper at PSG to a hero of Eintracht Frankfurt

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“Life revolves like a wheel. The fate of this player is an example!”

1NEWS – The saying goes: life spins like a wheel, sometimes up, other times down. Apparently, it’s very appropriate to use it to describe gait Kevin Trapp on the gridiron of European football.

Trapp has just made headlines in various world sports media after displaying an impressive game for Eintracht Frankfurt in the final Europa League oppose Glasgow Rangers. The German goalkeeper thwarted the efforts of the opposing players with various saves.

Thanks to Trapp, the match continued to extra time and penalties. And, the peak of the 31-year-old player’s brilliance was created when he was holding his execution Aaron Ramsey in phase 12 pas. This is Frankfurt’s first European trophy since winning 1979/1980 UEFA Cup.

But, you know, to be a hero in the Europa League final, Trapp had to go through a long journey. He started his professional career from Kaiserslautern in 2008. Three years later, he joined Frankfurt.

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Thanks to good performance together Die AdlerTrapp transferred to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on 8 July 2015. Trapp signed a five-year contract for a fee of around 10 million euros (Rp150 billion), and was given the number 16 jersey. From the numbers, it was clear that Trapp would be the second or third choice goalkeeper.

Trapp made his debut on August 1, 2015 in Trophee des Champions. He recorded clean sheets in a 2-0 win over Lyon. He went on to keep four clean sheets in the first four league games of the season. Five clean sheets in a row ended when conceding two goals in a 2-2 draw against Bordeaux on September 11, 2015.

Despite making mistakes, Trapp is still the main player PSG until the end of the 2015/2016 season. So, when he entered the new season, he was very confident that he would return to being the main goalkeeper so he changed to number 1.

Unfortunately, Trapp’s hopes of becoming the main goalkeeper failed after PSG promoted local youth, Alphonse Areola. Trapp then only played in a few Ligue 1 matches and other events such as Coupe de France and Champions League. Unfortunately, in the Champions League, Trapp conceded six goals against Barcelona.

Trapp’s career further soured when PSG arrived Keylor Navas from Real Madrid. Trapp was increasingly ignored, and then chose to return to his old home in Frankfurt.

Returning to the old club turned out to be the right decision. Trapp gets more opportunities in the starting line-up. Not only in the Bundesliga, but also in other competitions. The peak was when Frankfurt became the main inspiration to beat Rangers in the Europa League final.

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