Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sister Calls Out ‘Ungrateful’ Portugal Fans Amid Ronaldo’s Struggles

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sister Calls Out ‘Ungrateful’ Portugal Fans Amid Ronaldo’s Struggles

  • Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo recently put in a poor performance against Spain in the UEFA Nations League that left fans wondering whether he is still up for the job
  • His sister, Katia Aveiro has come out guns blazing, insisting that her brother is still the best player in the world
  • Ronaldo is facing a Herculean task to restore himself in the starting lineups of Erik ten Hag

Cristiano Ronaldo's sister Katia Aveiro has hit out at Portugal fans, calling them ungrateful. Ronaldo has been on the receiving end of criticism following questionable performances for the national team.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has found himself in unfamiliar territory this season. He has been dropped several times at club level by Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, UEFA Nations League, Katia Aveiro, Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during Portugal's game against Spain. Photo by Pedro Fiúza.
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During Portugal's UEFA Nations League matches, the 37-year-old failed to make any substantial impact as his side failed to reach the last four.

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Katia has now blasted the fans calling for Ronaldo to be dropped from the squad, as Daily Mail reports.

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She wrote on Instagram, "He has his family and those who love him by his side. They will always be by his side, no matter what."
"But the current times don't surprise me at all. The Portuguese spit on the plate they eat from. It has always been that way."
"That's why when someone appears from the ashes and changes mentalities, it bothers... With you always, my king. Calm down"

Katia insisted that Ronaldo is still the best player in the world despite calls for him to hang up his boots. Ronaldo will head back to Manchester looking to force his way back to ten Hag's thinking.

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Ronaldo has seen himself play a less prominent role under Erik ten Hag at Man United, with the veteran forward forced to settle for a place on the bench for the better part of the new season.

The 37-year-old has started only one Premier League match for the Red Devils as Ten Hag continues to favour youngsters.