Real Madrid goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has taken to Instagram to apologise for taking a photo with some of PSG’s players following Los Blancos’ 3-0 defeat against the French giants yesterday.
Two goals from Di Maria and a goal from Meunier helped PSG beat Real 3-0 in their Champions League opener yesterday, as Zidane’s side succumbed to an awful start in the French capital.
It was an awful performance from the Spanish giants, who were dominated by PSG in large parts, as they were put to the sword by the Ligue 1 outfit on Wednesday night.
Following the game, a picture of Real ‘keeper Areola posing with PSG stars Mbappe and Choupo-Moting was circulating on social media, something that certainly wouldn’t have pleased much of the club’s fan base.
Alphonse Areola joined Real Madrid C.F. on loan from PSG earlier this month.
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Following this, Areola felt the need to take to his personal Instagram account in order to apologise for any offence caused to Real fans, with the shot-stopper also reiterating his passion for Los Blancos.
The post, which can be seen below, was translated by Spanish news outlet AS, with the full translation available here.
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Querida afición del Real Madrid: me siento muy triste por algunos comentarios a una foto que circula en las redes sociales. Quiero que todos los madridistas sepan que mi corazón es blanco desde que fiché por este club y no puedo soportar la menor duda sobre mi motivación, mi lealtad y mi implicación por el Real Madrid, nuestro Madrid. La derrota de ayer me ha afectado al igual que a todos los que formamos esta gran familia. Tras el partido tuve un reencuentro con mis ex compañeros y amigos, a quienes no me había dado tiempo de despedirme. Por eso, reitero mis disculpas a los madridistas que se hayan sentido ofendidos, no era mi deseo y espero que todos juntos podamos lograr muchos éxitos Hala Madrid!! @realmadrid #halamadrid
This decision to take a photo with his former teammates looks to be an innocent gesture from Areola, however given that Real had just lost 3-0 to his former side, one would think that this probably wasn’t the best move from a player who’s looking to win over fans following a summer move.