Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sister Slams National Team Coach For Benching Him
Ronaldo was introduced in the second half of the game.
Elma Aveiro, sister to football star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has slammed Portuguese national team coach, Fernando Santos, over his decision to bench Ronaldo in Portugal’s 6-1 World Cup second round win over Switzerland on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
Elma took to her Instagram page to question Santos’ decision to introduce Ronaldo from the bench rather than start him. The last time Ronaldo started from the bench in a major knockout game for Portugal was in Euro 2008.
“Today we are all together, if you think it has to be like this I am here to see it. Yes Ronaldo is not eternal, yes Ronaldo won’t play forever, unfortunately he doesn’t score goals now, he’s old, Portugal doesn’t need Ronaldo. We talked about what we heard, all that he did isn’t important, all that he did was forgotten.Now they ask for forgiveness and they don’t need him. I will register that and later we’ll talk. Rui Santos, what will he apologise for? Now we we can f*** who we want. It is a shame to humiliate a man who has given so much, but later I will see a lot more.’’
Goncalo Ramos led the Portuguese attack ahead of Ronaldo and scored the 2022 FIFA World Cup first hat-trick, but Elma is not impressed about how her brother is being treated.
Portugal will confront Morocco in the quarterfinals of the tournament on Saturday, December 10, 2022.