Raymond van Barneveld has good hope that he will be the first selection in the Premier League Darts still survives. The five-fold world champion posted Thursday in the seventh round of his first victory.
Van Barneveld defeated Max Hopp in Berlin with 7-3. The Hagenaar is still last, but it is number eight Michael Smith to a point approaching. The hole to Gerwyn Price Daryl Gurney, the numbers six and seven, is three points.
Next week in Rotterdam, the eighth and ninth round finished, with Van Barneveld initially at Gurney plays, and then Michael van Gerwen. The hekkensluiter of the Premier League after the events in Ahoy falls off.
“The party of Van Gerwen against Gurney (7-5 for Gurney, eds.) was not in my favour, but you should never have to go to a different look. I was like on the two dots. If you perform poorly, it is for yourself not be easy,” said Van Barneveld at RTL 7.
“If I Gurney suit and I win from Van Gerwen, I’m just going to continue. Hope makes you live. This coming weekend I’ll play Leverkusen in the Euro Tour and then I go me in peace to prepare for Rotterdam, where I really a lot of sense in you.”
Raymond van Barneveld gets the congratulations of Max Hopp after their party in Berlin. (Photo: Kelly Deckers/PDC)
‘First legs were not at all nice”
The 51-year-old Of Barneveld, who a lot lately in the news was because of the separation with his wife, Silvia, but for the camera of RTL 7 is not on entered, was sovereign against Hopp.
“But in the first legs was not at all tasty and I thought: how can that be? I continued to search and at one point I had found it,” said the former postman. “It was difficult to against Hopp in Berlin to play for about thirteen thousand people. I did earplugs in and tried to ‘just’ throw, but that is not always easy.”
The Hagenaar is, incidentally, not totally happy with the match schedule in the Premier League. “In the last seven games, I was five times not start. The next two matches I was in Rotterdam, however, two times begin, that is an advantage. Otherwise you are always behind the facts.”
Results, position and program Premier League Darts