Van Gerwen still feels the pressure of winning tournaments
Michael van Gerwen knew Saturday was an excellent start of the world cup of Darts by the finn Kim Viljanen with a 3-0 defeat. The Dutchman, who this year up to 25 tournaments and managed to win, it still feels daily the high pressure to perform.
“I don’t want to say that I’m nervous as I stage opkom, but the pressure I always feel,” said Van Gerwen versus English media. “That is me for years imposed, and that I put myself on. Everywhere I go, I want to be good.”
The world champion of 2014 suggested that he can build on his first overwining of the tournament. “The feeling is good after this party, I have a lot of self-confidence. And even if I have a very low average throw, know my opponents that I am of they can win.”
Minister of Sport Edith Schippers was during Of Gerwens party present at the Alexandra Palace in London. “That it feels like a recognition”, he said for the camera of RTL7. “I find it very nice that she was there.”
“But during the race fell to me. Then I’m fully focused on the win, it doesn’t matter to me then, who is present.”
Tuesday, may Van Gerwen, last year in the third round lost to Raymond van Barneveld, the record against the Spaniard Cristo Reyes.
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