PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has said that he needs to play regularly during the second half of the season if he is to play for Germany in the World Cup next summer.
Trapp played the full 90 minutes for Germany in their 2 – 2 friendly draw with France on Tuesday. He has now played more minutes for his country than for his club this season, unable to take the first spot from Alphonse Areola.
Speaking after the friendly Trapp said, “I am happy to have been able to play. I wanted to repay the coach [Joachim Low] for his confidence in me. Playing me was not the obvious option. I will do everything to go to the World Cup. However, it is complicated for me right now. I am working each day to be ready.”
Trapp said that it is not clear if Emery will play him in PSG’s domestic cup games and also spoke about recent rumours linking him with a move to Borussia Dortmund.
“As far as the World Cup is concerned, I absolutely have to be playing,” Trapp added. “I do not know if I will play for PSG in the domestic cups, we have not spoken about that yet. If I am not going to play, I will need to think. I really need to play because the national team coach has insisted that I need to be performing with my club.”
He went on to say that his “head is with PSG” and that he is going to give the club all that he has.
Low was impressed by Trapp’s performance against France and was surprised that he didn’t seem to be rusty after his lack of action, “He was very good and I am very happy for him,” Low said. “We felt good with him, even if he has not been playing for a few months. He reacted well on three or four occasions. It was a big performance and he exuded serenity. My compliments.”