Aspinall looks back on UK Open winning moment: "I can't believe how much weight I put on in two years"

Nathan Aspinall was one of the main success stories once more of this year's Premier League with 'The Asp' reaching the semi-finals losing out to Jose de Sousa.

This after Aspinall was written off pre tournament to even reach the second phase and he admitted himself that he doesn't believe he was one of the best players left in but that he gave it all to De Sousa with no avail.

"I think if you look at the eight players that were left in it, I'm the first to admit I don't think I was probably one of the top four performers. Obviously you're in that final four you want to give it everything and you're two games away from being Premier League champion, I threw everything at Jose that night but he was just too strong," said Aspinall on The Not So Late Night Darts Show.

"I couldn't get near him on his throw to be fair. He's a great player and he probably deserved to win that game, it was a great final and fair play to Jonny, I was dead happy for him. Even though I got on with Jose, I wanted Jonny to win.

UK Open winning moment

He was a guest alongside fellow major champion, Colin Lloyd and both have won them with 170 finishes and he looked back on his winning UK Open moment.

"I can't believe how much weight I put on in two years. I look really skinny there. I'm actually at my grandads now doing this. We play games in the practice room before we go out and I always play 170 with a few lads so that finish I'm throwing for probably an hour before we go on as well so when you get that opportunity, you do always fancy it to be fair."

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