Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo's sister Katya Aveiro also commented on the player's appearance only as a substitute in the 2022 World Cup round of 16 match with Switzerland:
“Portugal won. Thank God. New talents have shown themselves. That's wonderful. Will we win? I think yes! Fans shouted the name of Ronaldo. Not because Portugal was winning. And I'm not the only one talking about this. The whole world was watching. Why is it so? I'm glad that Portugal won.
And even this does not negate the pettiness of many Portuguese. This is wrong, because they continue to scold, express resentment and ingratitude. It is very sad from what I read and hear in our country.
I want Cristiano to come home, leave the national team, and sit next to us. We would hug him and say that everything is fine. They would remind what he achieved, where he rose from. I would like him not to appear there anymore. We have suffered enough. Come back home. Home is where you are understood and accepted.
Thanks Ronaldo. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you," Aveiro wrote on her Instagram page.