Raymond van Barneveld has Friday afternoon confirmed that he did not immediately stops when darter. The 51-year-old Hagenaar is returned from the statements that he Thursday in Ahoy did after his painful defeat against Michael van Gerwen.
“I want my career to end at the Alexandra Palace during the world cup,” says Van Barneveld in a statement on the site of dartsbond PDC. “I hope that people understand that I and my family have a difficult time going through and that I have time, I need to get my thoughts in order.”
“I will do this a couple of days off. After that, I will in the coming weeks on the vloertoernooien out of the spotlight, try as best as possible, to perform.”
Van Barneveld made at the end of last year, announced that he after the world cup at the end of this year a point behind his successful career will continue. Since then, struggles with the five-fold world champion with his form and came out that he’s going to divorce his wife.
After two dramatic evenings in the Ahoy ‘Barney’ lost Wednesday with 7-1 by Daryl Gurney and Thursday with the same figures of Van Gerwen – was Van Barneveld so broken, that he was at a press conference announcing the right to stop.
“This is the end,” he said. “This is a farewell of sadness. Two times 7-1 on my nuts. I am humiliated in my own country. I got tired of it. I have no meaning anymore. I am devastated, I don’t have the energy left for. I want no more pain to suffer.”
PLAYING ON | Raymond van Barneveld will continue playing throughout the remainder or 2019 after reconsidering his decision to bring forward his planned retirement.
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Manager weakness words ‘Barney directly
Jaco van Bodegom, manager Of Barneveld, weakness, these words less than two hours later, in conversation with NUsport. He said that the Hagenaar had acted out of emotion. “Raymond felt humiliated. He is a proud man with a big ego.”
Van Barneveld confirms the words of his manager on Friday in a statement. “The last couple of months my life is a roller coaster of emotions”, he says. “There are a lot of problems in my personal life, and I’ve tried to not take them to competitions. I wanted to everyone this year, the real ‘Barney’ show, but that is but very rarely successful.”
“My personal problems are too much for me to become and Thursday came all that emotion out. I was there at that time did not handle it well. I was embarrassed on the stage and had the feeling that I’ve disappointed. It was very difficult to keep up with the pain to go.”
“At that moment I wanted the pain just never feel, but I realize now that I’m not this kind of statements would need to do if I have such raw emotions to feel.”
Van Barneveld is next week Saturday for the first time back in action at the Players Championship in Barnsley.
Manager: “Van Barneveld, he realizes that he reacted out of grief’