“If I had really listened to my father, I would have gone to Cambuur”

Thomas van den Belt was in SC Cambuurs emphatic interest, but opted for contract extension at PEC Zwolle. Father Gerald couldnt change that either.
Van den Belt senior has been working at Cambuur for many years, as financial director. Of course, the transfer problems have been discussed in the Van den Belt house. The people around my father might have wanted me to come rather than himself. As a father, he did not try to persuade me, but as director, of course, wants the best possible team, he tells the Stentor.
The midfielder who broke through last season has thus opted for an extended stay in Zwolle, despite the relegation to the Kitchen Champion Division. If I had really listened to him, I would have gone to Cambuur, but he couldnt change my mind. In the end, I listed the pros and cons.
Next season, he wants to bring PEC directly back to the Premier League. I was there in 2012 at the stadium when FC Zwolle (as the club was called at the time, ed.) became champion and promoted to the Eredivisie. As a child, you hope to be able to experience those kinds of moments later as a football player and that
s what were going for this season.