Katia Aveiro, Christiano Ronaldo’s sister, has slammed Portugal fans for being ‘forever ungrateful’ following criticism of her brother’s performances.
She insisted that the Manchester United striker is still “the best player in the world.”
Ronaldo stayed a miserable evening on Tuesday as he wasted some crucial opportunities in Portugal’s 1-0 defeat against Spain that saw his side miss out on the semi-finals of the Nations League.
Fans slammed Ronaldo’s display on social media, with some stating that he is not worthy of having a place in the starting line-up, but Aveiro has hopped to the defence of her sibling.
‘He has his family and those who love him by his side. They will always be by his side, no matter what,’ Aveiro wrote about her brother on Instagram.
‘That’s why when someone appears from the ashes and changes mentalities, it bothers… With you always, my king. Calm down.’
Aveiro has admitted that Ronaldo is going through a tough period in his career, and has criticised supporters for not helping him when he is struggling.
‘It is necessary to give a hand to those who have always given theirs to Portugal. But the Portuguese are sick, petty, soulless, stupid, ungrateful and forever ungrateful. This guy who’s sitting, he’s on his knees… There’s no one to give him a hand,’ she continued.
‘It is cruel. And it was already so much, but so much that he gave and gives. The one sitting is called Cristiano Ronaldo and he is just the best player in the world.’