- Cristiano Ronaldo's other sister Katia Aveiro has revealed that she wanted her brother to come back home after being dropped by Portugal
- Katia is the second Ronaldo sister to speak after Elma criticised Portugal's Head Coach for his decision against Switzerland
- Ronaldo has vehemently denied the allegations that he had any intentions of quitting on his national side
Cristiano Ronaldo's alleged plan to quit the Portugal World Cup camp in Qatar has continued to generate reactions.
Both the player and the Portuguese FA have already rejected those claims but the stories have not gone away. Ronaldo's sister Katia Aveiro has become the latest to give her sentiments.
The rumours began when Ronaldo was dropped for their round of 16 match against Switzerland. His direct substitute Goncalo Ramos grabbed a hattrick with Ronaldo coming on in the 17th minute.
Taking to Instagram after the game, Katia congratulated the team but appeared to lash out at head coach Fernando Santos. Part of the lengthy post read:
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"I really wanted him to come home, leave the national team and sit by our side so we can hug him and tell him that everything is fine, remind him what he achieved and what house he came from. I really wanted him not to go there anymore, we already suffered enough."
Ronaldo will be angling for a return to Santos' starting eleven when they play Morocco in the quarterfinals.
The former Manchester United man’s statement came just hours after the Portugal FA also released a statement to clear the air of any false reports.
On Wednesday, December 7, there were scathing reports from Portuguese media suggesting Ronaldo could walk away from his team midway through the World Cup because he was discontent with being benched.
Another Ronaldo lashed out at Portugal's boss
Elma has been a fierce defender for her brother and has developed a reputation for always opposing anything or anyone who seems to be against the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
During Portugal’s group game defeat to South Korea on Friday, the star performed an interesting gesture as he was being taken off, something that did not please his manager.
Source: Sports Brief News