Bas Dost considered ending his football career not so long ago, but the striker is happy that he has decided against it. The 33-year-old Dost celebrated his debut at FC Utrecht on Saturday as a substitute with two goals against RKC Waalwijk, giving his new team a point (2-2).
“I’ve been in all kinds of places in recent years. You always see the beautiful things: the goals I have scored or beautiful attacks. But there is much more to it, there are also a lot of annoying moments,” Dost told ESPN . “You will think about that. It is not the case that I have thought extremely about quitting, but I have looked for myself: what do I still want? Then I ended up at FC Utrecht. I am very happy that I did. “The people I work with treat me with respect and I enjoy that a lot. Then the goals come naturally. I’m glad I’m still here.”
Dost, who started on the bench because he is not yet top fit, came into the field immediately after the break at a 2-0 deficit. He only needed 7 minutes to score. The striker reacted attentively when RKC goalkeeper Etienne Vaessen could not control a shot by Othmane Boussaid. “You gamble on such a ball. You do that hundreds of times and very often that ball does not fall well. But the one time it does happen, that’s what you do it for. That’s enjoyment, it’s all worth it.”
It marked Dost’s 400th league goal. Number 401 also followed in the final phase. “I did not come here for nothing, I want to score goals. I am not satisfied with ten goals, that is clear. I do have a target in my head, but I will not go for that number. Share with everyone. In any case, there are a lot of them,” said the striker, who became top scorer in the Eredivisie in the 2011-2012 season at SC Heerenveen with 32 goals. Dost then played for VfL Wolfsburg, Sporting Portugal, Eintracht Frankfurt and Club Brugge.