Gurney aiming for Premier League spot ahead of Masters: "If I win it, I'm in"
“I’m not going to sit here and lie and say it wasn’t gutting. I was sick to the stomach. It was a big match. I came back from two-nil and four-two down and felt I could pinch it," said Gurney to Darts World.
“I had a chance to win it and then who knows once you get into the last four, plus a big rival would have been out in Gerwyn.
“But that’s sport, it’s all if’s and but’s I guess. It’s out of my system now, I’m looking ahead and need to make sure that I use that belief going forward.
The World Grand Prix champion underperformed in 2020 and this lead to him being written off ahead of the World's: At no stage leading up to or during the World Championship did any pundit or anyone for that fact mention me as a threat. I’ve said before, I kind of like being off the radar so that doesn’t bother me.
“However it is important in so many ways for people to appreciate that I am a top player and I need to keep proving that.”
Premier League contention
Heading into the Masters, Gurney knows the equation is simple, win the title and he retains his place in the line-up as the tenth and final player.
“I think realistically there’s only two or three players who should get that last place. If I win it I’m in the Premier League.
“To be totally honest, I just want to keep up my form from the Worlds. There’s a lot of passion back after a difficult year and I know I can beat the best when I’m in that mood.”