Kevin Trapp will return to Camp Nou this Thursday as he returns to the Europa League quarter-final between FC Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt (9 pm) after five years of a comeback nightmare against PSG.
Kevin Trapp (31) will fight his old demons in his return to the Europa League quarter-final between FC Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt this Thursday. The goalkeeper finds the Camp Nou, the epitome of the worst memory of his career. It was here, on March 8, 2017, that he took to the waters with PSG in the knockout stages of the Champions League. The big winner in the first leg, Paris was drowned and suffered a terrifying comeback (6-1), which was forever etched in his memory. He would like to forget her but the task seems impossible.
“Everyone tells me the same thing”
“In Paris, I spent three wonderful years (2015-2018), the German goalkeeper recalled recently. There is only one match I try not to miss, that is Camp Nou with PSG. The problem is That everyone tells me the same thing. I’ve been trying to forget for many years, but I always remember it.” He briefly mentioned the subject at a news conference on Wednesday, preferring to wait for him this Thursday evening rather than repeating the past. “What happened five years ago has passed. It’s a challenge to play here. We will suffer, but I think we can win,” he said.
He would cross paths with some of his executioners present in Barca, such as his compatriot Marc-Andre ter Stegen, but also Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba or Samuel Umtiti. But things have changed a lot since then: the competition, Barca’s recovery and Trap’s shirt.
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The goalkeeper left Paris in 2018 to found his former club Frankfurt, first on loan and then permanently in 2019. At times in the past we could stand in front of great teams away from home.” After a meeting dominated by the Germans in the first leg (1–1) the two teams were separated on a parity score. A feat at the Camp Nou by the German international. (6 selections) will help reduce the trauma a bit.