Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro has blasted Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk for joking that Ronaldo was not a rival for 2019’s Ballon d’Or.
Ronaldo decided to not attend the ceremony and chose to attend the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan to collect his ‘Best Player in Serie A’ award.
Speaking on CR7’s absence at the event, VVD joked that the Portuguese was not in the running anyway.
Ronaldo’s sister, Katia has now jumped on Instagram to blast the Liverpool player by saying he is not in the same league as Ronaldo.
His words, “Now, dear Virgil, where you are going, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone and has come [back] a thousand times,”
“You see, my dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was a three-times champion in the country where you have been playing for years and you still haven’t got your hands 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.”
“Then, dear Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to other places and became the greatest player in the history of club football.
“Real Madrid, [does that] tell you something, Virgil? Maybe so, because this club, with this Cristiano guy, even beat you in the Champions League final. Of these [Ballons d’Or], Ronaldo already has five, Virgil.
“And that fellow Ronaldo, and team-mates, crushed your ‘Oranje’ in a final. 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, [you go and] win titles that 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! For me, Cristiano you are and you will always be the best player in the world!!!”