‘It looked like downtown Tokyo’ < On Attack

‘It looked like downtown Tokyo’ < On Attack
‘It looked like downtown Tokyo’ < On Attack
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With spells at Atlético and Cruzeiro, Yuri Tanque is one of the highlights of Jeju United, from South Korea
(photo: Disclosure/Jeju United)

Born in Nova Era, in Minas Gerais, striker Yuri Tanque began his training at Cruzeiro and then continued with Atlético’s youth teams. The player began training with the professional squad in Cidade do Galo alongside the 2013 Copa Libertadores champion team – one of whose main names was Ronaldinho.

The presence of the ‘Bruxo’ in Cidade do Galo was a true event, as Yuri Tanque told On Attack: “I remember that when Ronaldinho arrived there was all this hype. You could see it in the routine during training and activities. There was a day when he had to go to the base’s medical department and then, when he stopped, it looked like Central Tokyo, it was so crowded.”

“Professionally it was very good, I met good players. I made great friends and had the opportunity to train with stars like Ronaldinho, Jô, Tardelli, Bernard, Marcos Rocha. They are references at a professional level, so that was a lot of motivation”, said the striker about interacting with Atlético’s main squad.

Yuri Tanque stands out in South Korea

Even with spells at Atlético and Cruzeiro at the base, Yuri Tanque only had an opportunity in professional football with the Ponte Preta shirt.

Afterwards, the attacker visited Coimbra, Gainare Tottori (Japan), Ferrroviária, Leixões (Portugal), Capivariano and Guarani before going to South Korea.

He arrived at Jeju United in January last year and didn’t take long to adapt. He was the team’s top scorer in the national First Division and the third most scored Brazilian in the league, with 10 goals. Yuri Tanque also provided four assists in the competition.

The Brazilian also scored once in the round of 16 of the national cup and helped in the 4-3 victory over Daejeon Hana Citizen

In addition to the good numbers, the striker’s performance was important in the club’s fight to remain in the South Korean elite. Jeju United managed to reach the cup semi-finals, but ended up coming out against Pohang Steelers, who would go on to become champions.

The article is in Portuguese

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