- Cristiano Ronaldo's sister, Katia Aveiro, has sent an emotional message to brother Cristiano Ronaldo
- Ronaldo has been in poor form for his side this term
- Katia in her tribute recalled all the steps the Portugal captain went through to get to his current stage
Cristiano Ronaldo's sister, Katia Aveiro, has sent an emotional message to Portugal captain with the aim of keeping him motivated as his on-field struggles continue.
Ronaldo had yet another poor performance on Saturday, January 13, as Real were beaten 1-0 by Villarreal at the Bernabeu.
The 32-year-old has come in for criticism, leading to more speculation that this could be his last season in the Spanish capital.
But despite the many troubles of the Los Blancos star man, his sister Katia Aveiro has taken to Instagram to pen a heartfelt letter to the 32-year-old.
She wrote: "It was only this that I wanted to tell you, Cristiano,"
"When you were twelve years old you arrived in Lisbon full of tears and hopes you said you were just a child from Madeira.
"In less than five years you were playing in the Sporting first team and they said you were just a skilled freak. A few months later, you signed up for Manchester United.
"When you arrived in England, they said you were one for the future but in six seasons you scored 118 goals.
"When Real Madrid bought you, they said you were just a name to sell shirts, but since 2009 you have already scored 422 goals in 418 games and you have already achieved practically all the records you had to beat in the club.
"In 2008, you received the first Ballon d'Or, and they said you would only win that, but you've already won four more.
"As captain of the national team, they said you were just a captain without charisma, without a spirit of leadership and yet in 2016, you were the first Portuguese to lift the European Championship.
"Now, because you haven't scored in two or three matches, they say that you are just another player at the end of your career, almost finished, on a descending curve. Don't worry.
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"When you smile with a trophy in your hands on top of the Eiffel Tower, or when you score a decisive goal, or when you achieve another record, you will have them there watching."
Ronaldo will be back in action for Real on Thursday, January 18, in their Copa del Rey quarter-final with Leganes before hosting Deportivo in the La Liga on Sunday January 21.
Real Madrid have gone a surprising 19 points off leaders Barcelona owing to a disapointing defeat to Villarreal.
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