‘The Confinement Made That I Was Much More on It’ – Alphonse Areola on His Love for the Call of Duty Franchise

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, who’s on loan to Premier League club Fulham FC, spoke with RMC Sport to discuss one of his off the pitch hobbies, video games. 

With the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the 27-year-old talked to the French media outlet about the video game’s release, among other topics surrounding the Call of Duty franchise. 

The coronavirus pandemic had many inside their homes for a prolonged time. With plenty of time on Areola’s hands, he decided to craft his skills when it came to Call of Duty. The France international discussed that he became more of an avid player of Call of Duty during the quarantine confinement during the pandemic’s early stages. 

“I played a lot in the last (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare). It counts in hours, even in days. The confinement made that I was much more on it,” Areola said. “I also played the last, but I especially played a lot in Black Ops II. I loved the card with the boat.”

Areola then credited Mario Kart for developing a love for video games. He then transitioned over to discussing the e-sports world and how impressed he is in the training facilities that gamers have to build their skills. 

“I like to follow on streaming channels, etc. After that, I’m not on it all day either. But I did an event there. He was two or three years old at Levallois,” Areola said. “There were e-sport facilities. It’s impressive. They have put in the means to progress. It’s like us: training centers for gamers.”

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