Areola criticised for Mbappe, Choupo-Moting photo after Madrid defeated by PSG

Real Madrid keeper Alphonse Areola has attracted criticism for posing for a smiling photo with his former colleagues after Wednesday’s defeat to PSG.

Real Madrid’s substitute goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola, has courted controversy after posing for a smiling photograph with former Paris Saint-Germain team-mates in the wake of Los Blancos’ Champions League defeat to the Frenchmen on Wednesday.

Areola, who joined Madrid on a year-long loan from PSG in the summer, appeared in the photo alongside strikers Éric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kylian Mbappé, who were both visibly ecstatic at the Ligue 1 champions’ 3-0 victory at the Parc des Princes.

Posted on social media by Choupo-Moting, Areola has attracted online criticism from unhappy Real Madrid supporters over the image – particularly given the 13-time European champions’ poor performance in the comprehensive loss.