Kylian Mbappe has responded to a fan banner criticising him and his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates.
During Sunday's 4-3 victory over Bordeaux, PSG ultras hit out at Mbappe, Neymar and Thiago Silva following the club's 2-1 UEFA Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday:
Mbappe responded by asking "Afraid to win?" on Instagram:
The fans' criticism comes after their Champions League hopes were left in the balance by their defeat at Dortmund.
PSG were far from their best against the German side:
Erling Haaland bagged two goals either side of Neymar's strike for the Parisians, which Mbappe assisted:
It's deja vu for PSG, for whom Champions League failure has become a defining trait in recent years.
They have exited the Champions League in the round of 16 for three seasons running, having not made it beyond the quarter-finals of the competition since 1995.
Criticising Mbappe in particular seems unfair, though, considering he only turned 21 in December, even if he's already a bona fide superstar:
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Kylian Mbappé has contributed to 20+ goals in each of his four full seasons in Ligue 1. • 2016–17: 15 goals and 8 assists • 2017–18: 13 goals and 8 assists • 2018–19: 33 goals and 7 assists • 2019–20: 16 goals and 4 assists Consistent excellence at just 21 years old. https://t.co/SNXndmOowE
Since the start of the 2017-18 season, when he and Neymar arrived at the club, PSG have won seven honours, including two Ligue 1 titles.
Mbappe has been a vital component in their success, recording 85 goals and 48 assists in his 117 outings for the club.