"I just thought it's becoming a demon in my head, I thought I've got rid of it now": Van Duijvenbode on overturning poor record with Price win

Dirk van Duijvenbode has previously had a poor record against Gerwyn Price but flipped the script with victory over 'The Iceman' 10-8 at the Masters on Saturday evening.

For Van Duijvenbode, it was more of relief and banishing some demons in his head.

"Well normally I don't beat him so I'm just happy that I beat him to be fair," said Van Duijvenbode post match.

"I remember (on poor record) but I don't mind because half of it was the bad Dirk and I just thought about last game, I was in very bad form I made the final and I still made it to the deciding leg so I just thought you can't beat me easily when I'm in form.

"I just thought it's becoming a demon in my head, I thought I've got rid of it now. I was 5-3 up and he hit two big finishes to keep him in the game because it could have been easily 7-2 or 7-3 up. He hits a 170 and 116, that hurt a lot. That's what he always used to do against me, I remember playing the European Championship semi-finals I think I was 3-1 or 4-1 up and I missed one dart and he hit a 140 finish so I know what he can do."

"The man under pressure can hit anything. He never collapsed under pressure, I'm just happy I won in the end."

Next up is Chris Dobey and he is certainly not looking past him after watching his previous games.

"I don't feel that confident at the moment so I need my best game to beat Chris Dobey because I've been watching his game, he looked very solid. I don't think past Dobey."

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