Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has launched a furious rant at Liverpool’s Dutch international star Virgil van Dijk after a comment he made at the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
Ronaldo missed the event in Paris on Monday evening to attend the 2019 Gran Gala del Calcio in Italy, where he was named ‘Best Player in Serie A.’
Van Dijk, attending the ceremony with his wife Rike Nooitgedagt, was asked by Dutch TV about his thoughts on the absence of his ‘rival’. The defender jokingly replied: “Was he a rival then?”
Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro responded in an Instagram rant, saying: “I think there are people living completely frustrated!!! And unrealistic… such humility!
“Now, dear Virgil, where you are going, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone and has come a thousand times. You see, my dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was a tri-champion in the country where you have been playing for years and you still haven’t got your hand on the trophy.
“Cristiano Ronaldo was even the best player and best scorer in the country where you play Virgil. By the way, he was even younger than you.”
Van Dijk finished in second place behind Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Juventus forward Ronaldo in third, was outside the top two for the first time in his career.
Aveiro continued: “Then, dear Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to other places and became the greatest player in the history of a club, Real Madrid. Tell you something Virgil? Maybe so, because this club, with this Cristiano guy, even beat you in the Champions League final.
“Of these, Ronaldo already has 5, Virgil. And that fellow Ronaldo and team-mates, with the corners on his chest, crushed your “orange” in a final (Nations League final between Portugal and Holland).
“Was it hard, Virgil? We have pity. And, dear Virgil, in one of the least successful times of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo has won even more titles than you. Awesome, isn’t it?
“Now Virgil will win titles from those who really count and then we’ll talk. When you have a handful of them, the really important ones, you might be able to sit at the table with Cristiano. Or as they say in our land, it grows and appears!”
She finishes her rant by saying: “It’s for me cristiano you are and you will always be the best player in the world!!!”