Opgeluchte Van Barneveld full of confidence for the match against Van Gerwen
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Raymond van Barneveld is relieved after his victory against Phil Taylor in the quarter-finals of the world cup of darts and is looking forward to his meeting with fellow countryman Michael van Gerwen in the semi-final battle.
The Hagenaar, in 2007 for the last time the world title grabbed, pulled out Friday in the cracker against hexadecimal world champion Taylor is no great level. Yet, he knew with a 5-3 win.
“My feeling was not great. I was looking for the triple, and that just didn’t fall. I was searching for,” said a visibly opgeluchte Of Barneveld for the camera of RTL 7.
“Sometimes I missed everything and destroyed all my chances, and other times I just threw the great finishes of 167 and 120. I was very happy when that final bull’s eye invaded. I have the best darts player ever defeated.”
Last year saw Van Barneveld and Van Gerwen to each other at the world cup. In the third round of the tournament at the Alexandra Palace was Van Barneveld, then 4-3 to strong.
“If you are good you head, what I did last year, then you get opportunities against Michael. And that should be it then”, recalls the 49-year-old Of Barneveld ahead of the party of Sunday.
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For his party against the absolute favourite Van Gerwen choose From Barneveld for a slightly different approach than last year. The former postman will be on new year’s eve especially easy to do.
“I go my phone in the corner throw. There are different four-, five -, or six hundred appjes around. I’m going to me good focus and for new year’s eve celebration. Whatever happens, I still show that I was in the best four of the world hear.”
That is what think Of Barneveld that he has a close relationship can offer more resistance than the opponents that the Brabander so far found in London.
Van Gerwen says that he quarterfinals partly ‘on cruise control’ threw
“They missed in crucial moments duplicates. If you touch, you put him to thinking. I already have a few times to show that I Michael can beat. Let the best Sunday but to win,” said Van Barneveld.
The semifinals are Sunday from 20.00 hours on the program. In the other semi final battle takes the Scottish defending champion Gary Anderson up against his compatriot Peter Wright.
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