Europa League Final, Frankfurt - Glasgow Rangers - Kevin Trapp at the end of his dream: "We are all heroes"

Europa League Final, Frankfurt – Glasgow Rangers – Kevin Trapp at the end of his dream: “We are all heroes”

He joins the former European champions PSG after their departure. Like Thiago Silva, Thomas Tuchel or even Unai Emery – to whom he succeeds in the Europa League – Kevin Trapp has realized his “biggest dream”, as he had slipped before this final. In Seville this Wednesday evening, the German goalkeeper won his first international trophy, helping Frankfurt to win the C3 against Glasgow Rangers at the end of the night (1-1, 5-4 tab). And there are many.

Throughout the season already, Trapp has established himself as a mainstay in an Eintracht Frankfurt side unbeaten this season in Europe. In addition to his serenity, the 31-year-old doorman brought his experience to guide his people throughout their journey in the European Cup. Often impeccable in his goal, he has established himself as a leader as precious as he is calming – a “locker room captain” according to his coach Oliver Glasner -. And it was confirmed again this Wednesday evening in Seville. Three images will thus remain from its final.

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A smile before the penalty shootout

The premiere takes place at the 119th. Powerless on the opener from Joe Aribo (0-1, 56th), Trapp signed at that time an incredible parade on a volley from Ryan Kent. A masterful save to snatch the shots on goal where the former PSG goalkeeper still signaled himself by leaving Aaron Ramsey’s attempt. The stop that changed everything in this session. “We are all heroes“, Trapp said, very emotional after the match. “And without our fans, we never would have made it“, he said. But the last image that we will remember of his Andalusian evening was taken a few minutes before. Just after the end of extra time.

As the two teams prepare for this penalty shootout, Kevin Trapp was filmed smiling with his coaches in the middle of the lawn. As if he already knew the scenario that was to follow. An astonishing serenity, which however should not have surprised his teammates in Frankfurt where we continue to highlight his ability to manage difficult situations and his way of expressing himself in a calm way since he returned.

His story with Eintracht in any case takes on yet another dimension after this success. Arrived in 2012 at the age of 21 in Frankfurt, he was able to revive perfectly in his heart club after his failed experience at PSG (2015-2018) where he only started a little more than a season before seeing Alphonse Areola pass him in front. And after eliminating FC Barcelona at Camp Nou in the quarter-finals, the one who was in the PSG cage during the comeback suffered in 2017 took advantage of this campaign to exorcise his demons. In all serenity.

Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt) decisive in the Europa League final

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