Van Gerwen wants a chance to lead Premier League action in Manchester
Michael van Gerwen is hoping the Manchester Arena Thursday night to leave as the new leader of the Premier League Darts. The world champion plays in the eighth round against James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld.
After the seventh round, which was last week finished in the Rotterdam Ahoy, busy, Van Gerwen, the second place in the Premier League, behind Peter Wright.
The 27-year-old Dutchman has, however, still a game credit because he was there at the beginning of this month due to a back injury not to was in Exeter. That missed the party against Wade, he’s allowed Thursday night to catch up in Manchester.
“I’m the number one of the world and I think that I am at the top, so this is my chance”, says Van Gerwen in advance on the website of the PDC. “I’m pretty confident, because I have this competition last year also won and will now do so again.”
Van Gerwen opens the eighth round with his inhaalpartij against Wade, and then close the evening with the Dutch encounter against Van Barneveld. If he played his unbeaten status it retains, he takes anyway took the lead from Wright.
“It is always difficult to play two games”, the defending champion, however, a blow to the arm. “But I’ve already done it before and when I won both parties, so I have a good feeling.”
Nothing stands a successful evening so more in the way, think Van Gerwen. “I’m in a good position and have no burden from my back, and more, so need only to ensure that I am fully prepared and am as good as play.”
For the third Dutchman, Jelle Klaasen, Thursday, something different on the game in Manchester. The Dutchman tries a premature goodbye to avert. Next week drop the two lowest scores of players after ‘Judgement Day’ in Cardiff.
Thursday appears Klaasen, who with three dots at the bottom, to the oche against Adrian Lewis. “That is very important. The Premier League is not there yet for me and I do everything to not to be switched off.”
Summary: Results and program Premier League Darts