"I'm ready to be a major winner. I can't keep being lazy": Bunting honest on darting predicament going into 2023

Stephen Bunting is through to the third round of the 2022/23 PDC World Darts Championship and will face Dave Chisnall in another iteration of the St Helens derby.

Bunting has a major in his sights and will look to change his mindset to playing and start practicing more.

"On the floor I feel really consistent, I've always been a lazy dart player. I'm ready to be a major winner. I can't keep being lazy, I need to get on that practice board," said Bunting post match.

Defending semi-final money from two years ago, he not only wants to defend that but has The Masters in his sights. "There's always obviously extra pressure on yourself when you're defending big money and obviously I want to be in The Masters and I need to be in the top 24. I think I've dropped to 25 with the money off but I'm playing better than ever and I don't really care who I play. Just go up there and try and do my job and the consistency will flow."

"I want to win it, I think everybody here wants to win this title. Do I believe I can win it? Of course I do, two years ago I was really unlucky. Playing Gerwyn Price to be fair and I had chances in that game that could have swung either way.

"I think even in the Grand Slam two years ago when I lost to Gerwyn, I was unlucky. I think I'm knocking on the door but this year on TV I've been terrible. Now I need to knuckle down."

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