Virgil van Dijk says he simplest has recognize for Cristiano Ronaldo as Juventus celebrity rants at Liverpool defender over Ballon d’Or shaggy dog story


Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister introduced an indignant rant at Virgil van Dijk after he jokingly wondered whether or not her brother was once certainly one of his opponents to win the 2019 Ballon d’Or.

On the awards rite in Paris on Monday, Barcelona celebrity Lionel Messi was once topped the winner – beating Liverpool’s Van Dijk to say the coveted prize for the 6th time in his occupation,

Van Dijk poses with his girlfriend at the Ballon d’Or awards

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Van Dijk poses along with his female friend on the Ballon d’Or awards

At the crimson carpet, Van Dijk made a light-hearted shaggy dog story on the expense of Ronaldo when requested what he made from the previous Actual Madrid celebrity’s absence from the development.

When requested what it could be like having certainly one of his opponents now not display up, the 28-year-old answered: “Was once he a rival then?”

This didn’t move down neatly with everybody, least of all Ronaldo’s sister Katia, who slammed the Liverpool defender in a lenghty rant on Instagram.

Along an image of Ronaldo scoring his surprising overhead kick in opposition to Juventus within the Champions League two seasons in the past, she wrote: “I believe there are other folks dwelling totally annoyed !!! And unrealistic… such humility!

“It’s widely known that Ronaldo won’t win this night’s prize. Despite the fact that I’ve gained essential collective titles … however that is any other dialog and that up forward we will be able to see the place the reality about soccer will come!!!

“Now, expensive Virgil, the place you’re going, Cristiano Ronaldo has long past and has come 1000 occasions.

“You notice, my expensive Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was once a tri-champion within the nation the place you might have been taking part in for years and you continue to haven’t were given your hand within the can.

“Cristiano Ronaldo was once even the most efficient participant and very best scorer within the nation the place you play Virgil. By way of the best way, I used to be even more youthful than you.

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Acho que há pessoas a viver completamente frustradas!!! E fora da realidade… A tal humildade! Repórter: “Cristiano Ronaldo não estará cá esta noite. É menos um rival a ter em conta.” Van Dijk: ” É Cristiano Ronaldo realmente um rival?” Foi esta a resposta do central holandês do Liverpool, quando confrontado sobre a ausência do astro português da gala desta noite. É certo e sabido que Ronaldo não ganhará o prémio desta noite. Apesar de ter vencido importantes títulos colectivos…mas isso é outra conversa e que lá na frente iremos ver onde vai chegar a verdade sobre o futebol !!! Agora, caro Virgil, para onde tu vais, Cristiano Ronaldo já foi e já veio mil vezes . Vê lá bem, meu caro Virgil, que o Cristiano Ronaldo foi tri-campeão no país onde tu já jogas há anos e ainda não conseguiste meter a mão na “lata”. O Cristiano Ronaldo até foi o melhor jogador e melhor marcador no país onde jogas Virgil. Por sinal, technology até bem mais jovem que tu. Depois, caro Virgil, o Cristiano Ronaldo foi para outras paragens e tornou-se no maior jogador da história de um clubezito. Actual Madrid, diz-te algo Virgil? É possível que sim, porque esse clube, com esse tal Cristiano até te derrotaram na ultimate de uma tal de Champions League. Dessas, já o Ronaldo tem 5, Virgil. E esse tal Ronaldo e companheiros, com as quinas ao peito, esmagaram a tua “laranja” numa ultimate. Foi duro, Virgil? Temos pena. E, caro Virgil, numa das épocas menos conseguidas da sua carreira, o Cristiano Ronaldo ainda venceu mais títulos que tu. Impressionante, não é? Agora, Virgil, vai vencer títulos daqueles que realmente contam e depois falamos. Quando tiveres uma mão cheia deles, dos realmente importantes, talvez te possas sentar à mesa com o Cristiano. Ou como se diz na nossa terra, cresce e aparece! E para mim @cristiano és e serás para sempre o melhor jogador do mundo!!! E quem não gosta que ponha na roda do prato !!!😂❤️❤️❤️( como se diz na nossa terra ,pequenina para muitos ) mas de onde saiu o melhor de todos os tempos…#assinoembaixoluisfaria #cr7n1 #Eotrabalhocontinua #respostastánahistoriaenomuseu #orgulhodomeurei #Deusnocomando

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“Then, expensive Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to different puts and turned into the best participant within the historical past of a clubezito. Actual Madrid, inform you one thing Virgil? Possibly so, as a result of this membership, with this Cristiano man, even beat you within the Champions League ultimate.

“Of those [awards], Ronaldo already has 5, Virgil. And that fellow Ronaldo and team-mates, with the corners on his chest, overwhelmed your “orange” in a last. Was once it onerous, Virgil? We have now pity. And, expensive Virgil, In probably the most least a success occasions of his occupation, Cristiano Ronaldo has gained much more titles than you.

“Superior, isn’t it? Now Virgil will win titles from those that in point of fact depend after which we’ll communicate. If in case you have a handful of them, the in point of fact essential ones, you could possibly take a seat on the desk with Cristiano. Or as they are saying in our land, it grows and looks! It’s for me Cristiano you might be and you’ll all the time be the most efficient participant on the planet !!!

“And who does now not like to position it at the wheel of the plate !!! (as they are saying in our land, small for lots of) however the place got here the most efficient ever.”

Any other to take the observation out of context was once Just right Morning Britain host and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan, who wrote on Twitter along a quote on Ronaldo from Van Dijk:  “No.. @Cristiano is a a ways higher participant, you’re now not in his league.”

That brought about a reaction from Van Dijk, with the Dutchman insisting he supposed no disrespect in opposition to Ronaldo and urging other folks to concentrate the entire interview.

He wrote: “Hello Piers, For those who don’t soar at the social media bandwagon and would concentrate to the entire interview then you might know I made a shaggy dog story, and simplest were given recognize for the ones 2.”


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