Last week, BlueTea was invited to visit one of the most famous soccer clubs in The Netherlands: PSV Eindhoven. BlueTea’s own Sales Consultant, Bram Bongers, visited the network meeting, that was organized to connect and inspire Dutch entrepreneurs.

Former soccer player and current Technical Director John de Jong, together with the club’s main scout Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink spoke about finding new talent for PSV. Together they are responsible for achieving PSV’s targets on finding new soccer players.

According to De Jong, the soccer markets are changing rapidly. The club used to be able to scout for talented young players, but now even the youngest players are gradually becoming expensive. This forces PSV to search for the right timing. The scouts have to strike at the moment when the players have enough experience, but are not too old yet. “It’s all about searching balance“, says De Jong.

BlueTea can relate to this statement because of its similar search for young people that need to feel at home in the team, but also possess the right qualities for the job. We thank PSV Eindhoven for their hospitality and inspirational day.