Passed Van Gerwen wants, not when ‘lulletje of the classroom’ to Show,
Michael van Gerwen is Wednesday not present at the Gala of Dutch olympic committee NOC*NSF. The passed darter wants, not as the “lulletje of the class” walking around in the Amsterdam RAI.
The 27-year-old Dutchman had counted on a nomination for the title of Sportsman of the Year, but was, according to the jury’s “not a serious candidate” because he, as a darter does not meet the requirements.
Van Gerwen sees reason to visit. “What have I supposed to search? Fill the room?”, he asks himself Tuesday at RTL7. “I stand there as the lulletje of the class when I am there.”
“Then I get all interviews and stupid questions, where I didn’t feel like I have to reply. So I’ve decided not to go.”
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The top favourite at the world cup of darts feels also passed and can’t be found in the explanation of NOC*NSF. “What do I need to win to be nominated?”
“Then they go all weak excuses look to me not to nominate. I find that a bit sad, maybe pathetic of them. But I do nothing. I’m not winning, I leave that question, but they can still easily six nominate?”
Van Gerwen still feels the pressure of winning tournaments
Yet, it does not hurt that he has been overlooked, assures Van Gerwen. “It is more frustrating. Of course, it is an honour to have been invited to be among all these other great athletes.”
“Sven Kramer, Max Verstappen, all the other boys. That are of course quite big boys in the sports world and it would be nice if you in one breath with it would be called.”
Van Gerwen, who this year, 25 titles to his name, wrote, had to say that they do already signed up for the Gala. “But I had really expected that I nominated would be. But what am I supposed to do?”
The title Sportsman of the Year Wednesday, issued to Kramer, Verstappen, cyclist Tom Dumoulin, windsurfer Dorian van Rijsselberghe or openwaterzwemmer Ferry Weertman.
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