James Trafford was a key part of the England Under-21 team that won Europe, after beating Spain 1-0 in the final. After 5 matches, Trafford has yet to concede a single goal.
The goalkeeper on the payroll of Man City deserves to be the hero of England U21 in the final. In the final seconds, with a 0-1 lead, Spain was awarded a penalty and Abel Ruiz took the shot. But his shot from the penalty spot failed to beat Trafford. Afterward, England’s U21 goalkeeper successfully saved the rebound.
There have been questions raised when Burnley plans to spend £ 19 million to get Trafford from Man City, although the goalkeeper has not made his club debut. Either way, he impressed for Bolton in League One last season, keeping 22 clean sheets. And at this year’s EURO U21 tournament, he proved himself worth the price, after convincing performances.
Speaking after the game, Trafford said: “I told everyone I would save a penalty. And before that penalty, I knew I would save it.”
Minh Tuan | 06:24 09/07/2023