Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro has lambasted Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk over comments he made about her brother at last night’s Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris.

Ronaldo was shortlisted for the prestigious award but did not attend the ceremomy, something which people have gotten used to when he is not the favorite to win, and Van Dijk, who was eventual winner Leo Messi’ biggest threat, responded to a question by a journalist, rhetorically asking “Is Cristiano even a rival”,much to the Juventus man’s sister’s anger.

Posting on herĀ InstagramĀ page, Katia had this to say: “Now, dear Virgil, where you are going, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone and has come a thousand times.

“You see, my dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was a tri-champion in the country where you have been playing for years and you still haven’t got your hand in the can.

“Cristiano Ronaldo was even the best player and best scorer in the country where you play Virgil. By the way, I was even younger than you.

“Then, dear Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to other places and became the greatest player in the history of a clubezito.

“Real Madrid, tell you something Virgil? Maybe so, because this club, with this Cristiano guy, even beat you in the Champions League final. Of these, Ronaldo already has five, Virgil.

“And that fellow Ronaldo and team-mates, with the corners on his chest, crushed your “orange” 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 will win titles from those who 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 !!! [sic]

“And who does not like to put it on the wheel of the plate !!! (as they say in our land, small for many) but where came the best ever.”