Euro 2020

Kevin Trapp of Eintracht Frankfurt wants to go to the European Football Championship – Euro 2020

by: Adam Smith


EFrankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has this year’s European Championship as his goal. “I was injured for three months and wanted to be fit again for the Bundesliga return round,” the 29-year-old national keeper said after Friday night’s 5-0 bundesliga match against FC Augsburg. “I now want to go to the European Championship.”

He took part in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “It’s a nice thing to watch a tournament like this,” said Trapp, who has scored in three international matches so far. “Now I want to perform and help my team win.” This would also help to possibly be nominated for the European Championship.

Frankfurt is back with full force after a glaring drop in performance at the end of the Bundesliga round. With the 5-0 the Hessen managed the third victory in the fourth league game. A few days earlier, they had also made it to the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal. “The direction is right, 100 percent,” Eintracht head coach Adi Hütter said of the top start to the new football year.

After the 5-1 on 2 November 2019 against FC Bayern, the Hessen, who had become powerless due to a mammoth program in three competitions, had previously slipped to 13th place and three points to the relegation place. After all, last year, Eintracht played 56 games until the winter break. There was a great fear that the Frankfurters would not recover from this during the rather short break of play until the return round start. The travel-related training camp in the United States, in this crisis situation, did not seem to be the right remedy for many at first.