Anderson motivated for third Premier League crown: 'I love shutting critics up'

Gary Anderson is the only former Premier League champion in the play-offs of the 2020 Premier League Darts. The Scot won play-offs in 2011 and 2015.

The Flying Scotsman finished fourth in the league phase this year. Five-time winner Michael van Gerwen finished sixth and therefore missed a place for the play-offs of the Premier League Darts. Anderson plays in the semi-finals against Glen Durrant, and will face either Peter Wright or Nathan Aspinall when he gets past Duzza.

The two-time world champion is certainly motivated to add another major title to his palmares on October 22. Since Wayne Mardle expressed his doubts about Anderson's chances of winning prior to the World Matchplay, the 49-year-old Scottish darter has been on the rise.

He made it to the final in the World Matchplay and won six of his ten remaining games in the Premier League Darts. ''It will come good, I'm expecting it to come good. I love shutting critics up. There's nothing better than that, so trust me I'll be trying, don't you worry'', Anderson told Sky Sports about his chances to lift a third Premier League Darts trophy.

"You've also got to remember that I don't give two monkeys what people say. I do not lose one minute's sleep about what people think, or what they say, my life's got nothing to do with them. What I do in my time I do. I play darts and I like playing darts. I am starting to get back into it now.''

"As for pundits and commentators, I couldn't give two flying hoots what they think or what they say. If I can make them swallow on their own words - good. I hope they choke!'', Anderson added.

Anderson motivated for third Premier League crown: 'I love shutting critics up'
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