Ter Stegen or Neuer? Why not Trapp?! Eintracht Frankfurt boss predicts hot T-question

Who will be in goal for the German national football team at the 2024 European Championship? The T-question casts its shadow, so far as an either/or version with the names Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Manuel Neuer. Eintracht Frankfurt’s sports director also sees his man fully in the race.

Bayern legend Raimond Aumann was probably the last German national goalkeeper with a mustache in 1990 – and remains so for the time being. Kevin Trapp also wears bars as part of “Movember” to draw attention to men’s diseases. In all likelihood, the Frankfurt player will not be guarding the goal in the DFB team’s upcoming international matches against Turkey and Austria.

Marc-André ter Stegen took advantage of former captain Manuel Neuer’s injury break with strong performances in the DFB goal and is currently number one. After his comeback at FC Bayern, however, Neuer made it clear that he wanted to reclaim his place.

Ter Stegen vs. Neuer – Football Germany could face a goalkeeping duel in the tradition of Schumacher-Stein, Illgner-Köpke and Kahn-Lehmann.

Wait a moment, says Frankfurt’s sports director Markus Krösche: He sees SGE keeper Kevin Trapp in the middle. “He has big goals with the national team this season and for me he is the best German goalkeeper. It will be a tough fight for number 1 and the European Championship places, and he will have a big say in that,” quotes “Sport Bild” Krösche.

Eintracht Frankfurt: Krösche full of praise for Trapp

His strong statistics in the current season speak for Trapp. The 33-year-old kept seven clean sheets in 16 appearances. With 77.8 percent saved shots on goal, Trapp is at the top of the league.

In addition, the goalkeeper is increasingly noticeable as a loudspeaker and conductor, is more involved in the build-up of the game under Dino Toppmöller, and plays significantly more flat passes than before.

“His experience gives the team stability and with the way he progresses on the pitch, he also accelerates the development in the squad,” said sports director Krösche, praising his number one: “In terms of charisma and presence on the pitch, he has another one this season made a step.”