Aspinall has no problem with exuberant opponents: 'It's intimidating, but I'm just as bad' | Dartsnews.com

Aspinall has no problem with exuberant opponents: 'It's intimidating, but I'm just as bad'

Nathan Aspinall has admitted he will never be intimidated by the likes of Gerwyn Price and Michael Van Gerwen after a superb first block of action in the 2021 Premier League.

Aspinall spoke about his own struggles in life and how that has made him stronger as well as his mindset going into matches.

“I’m from Stockport, no one intimidates us! I’ve been through so much s*** in my life, being blunt. It’s a game of darts, it’s a lad shouting at me. OK he might be a World Champion or a multi-millionaire, to me you’re just a guy shouting at me,” said Aspinall to Oche.

“That’s how I approach it. If you want to play those games I’ll shout at you. That’s how I went into it three years ago when I started playing Gezzy and Michael (Van Gerwen).

“It happened in the Worlds match with Gez a couple of years ago. I got a lot of respect for that. Gezzy gets a lot of stick for what he does, I’m just as bad. The difference is I’ve not got muscles on muscles. I look a bit dweeby compared to Gezzy!

“It is intimidating but I don’t care what people think or what people see the image. It’s about me on that stage.

“You can scream all you want, and it is intimidating, it really is. But I’ve been in a lot more worse situations that Gerwyn Price shouting at me on a stage, I can assure you.

“I never doubt myself, everyone else doubts me when I do interviews, people write me off, Sky write me off. Everyone knows that I’m a fighter. I believe I’m the toughest player in darts. I never give up.

“I’ve had a dip in form but I’m still playing well. All it took was a good couple of results to get my swagger going, if you know what I mean. I feel fantastic and confident every time I go on that stage, I feel like I can win.

“I pay a lot of attention to what the pundits say, could be one of my downfalls. I always look on Twitter because things spur me on. Yet again I’ve proved a lot of people wrong.”

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