Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp might have had a little bit extra motivation heading into his squad’s Bundesliga showdown with Bayern Munich.
The 31-year-old was disappointed he was not selected by Hansi Flick for a spot on the German national team. Flick opted for Manuel Neuer, Marc-André ter Stegen, and Bernd Leno over Trapp nd the Eintracht Frankfurt man wanted to make a point.
“Of course I’m disappointed not to be called up (to the national team). I’m ambitious and want to be part of the national team,” said Trapp to DAZN (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “I’m trying to focus on my performances on the pitch and hopefully the coach will call me up again.”
Still. Trapp had to get in between the sticks and stop the powerful Bavarians...which he did with aplomb.
“I had a lot of work to do today. We defended very well. Nobody seriously believed we would get something from Bayern today. We were a bit lucky. We got the maximum out of what was possible. Our plan worked out very well in the end,” Trapp said.