Eintracht goalkeeper coach to Lavaz: «Go to bed early, avoid partying, and eat conscientiously. There is no need to check it.”
MG Frankfurt (Germany) 02/21/2023 – UEFA Champions League/Eintracht-Napoli/Photo by Matteo Gribaudi/Image SportPhoto: Kevin Trapp
Eintracht’s goalkeeper coach Jan Zimmermann talks about the progress of Germany’s first club, Kevin Trapp, in an interview with had won. He calls him the best German goalkeeper at the moment. He adds that even if tes Stegen is sure to be very good, it’s not fair that Trapp didn’t have chances in Qatar. He is a reliable goalkeeper.
“Trapp is in good shape, for sure. He dedicates his life to sports. For him, football comes first. This means watching videos even in the afternoon. Go to bed on time and avoid partying. Eat conscientiously. Because the more you eat the better “I was more capable. These are all little things Kevin thinks about. No need to check Kevin Trapp – he’s a complete professional. He does everything he can to do his best.”
In the end, he says, his improvement always depends on the goalkeeper.
“We goalkeeper coaches do everything possible, but in the end it depends on the goalkeeper. He has to focus his entire life on being one hundred percent capable. He must be ready every day to make even the smallest progress. Finally, the goalkeeper has to perform alone in front of 50,000 spectators. With Kevin Trapp, you don’t have to worry: he’s always focused and always works purposefully. All he cares about is his ability.”
The coach also expresses himself on Neuer: Will he return to his form after breaking his leg?
“I’m sure he’ll do anything to be able to make a successful comeback. And I hope so for him. He’s done so much for Bayern and the national team that it would be a shame if he got injured. Manuel helped shape an era, so I hope the events of the past weeks don’t ruin everything.
How does Trapp stay focused throughout the match?
“The more experience you have, the less stress you have from external conditions. This means that you actually enter the game with a lower stress level. Also, good stamina keeps your ability to focus high. Every goalkeeper has a maximum ability to focus for a certain amount of time. It’s about eleven Min. This means that it is necessary to learn how to regulate amplitude, especially during breaks in a game where nothing can happen to you. At such moments, you need to turn off the power, take a sip and try to focus on other thoughts for a while. This What Kevin grasped.”
What is remarkable about it is the relationship between goalkeepers and their gloves. Is it like this for Trapp too?
“It’s an emotional thing. Gloves are our bond to the ball. Gloves are obviously Kevin’s most important working tool too. I’ve always been very careful with gloves. Kevin and I are very similar. We consider gloves our sanctuary. They are not thrown in the wash with other equipment, but They are always hand washed.Never go over each other, otherwise the two sides of the coating will touch and this may damage them.Some goalkeepers always wear new gloves every match, others prefer to always wear the same pair.Someone prefers tight, others looser “Everyone has their own preferences. I know a goalkeeper who threw his gloves away when someone else just touched them. This is the most private form of goalkeeper relationship I know of.”