De Sousa on maiden major triumph at Grand Slam: “This is the greatest day of my life”

Jose de Sousa claimed his maiden major title on Tuesday night at the Grand Slam of Darts after a 16-12 victory over James Wade.

It continues the rapid rise for ‘The Special One’ who will now enter the top 16 as a result of this victory. De Sousa spoke afterwards and admitted he was pretty overwhelmed which was seen on stage when he pinned the winning double.

"This is a dream come true, I can't explain my feelings in this moment," said an overwhelmed De Sousa.

"This is the greatest day of my life. When I hit the 158 finish I knew I was going to cry straight away.

"There is so much work behind me to get to this position. I am so thankful to everyone.

"Five years ago I was on my sofa at home watching the guys play on TV and I wished that maybe some day I can play against these wonderful players.

"It was a big change I made to my life in turning professional but look at me now. It's amazing and I'm very proud of myself."

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