"I'm still the man to beat": Van Gerwen defies being written off to seal seventh Premier League Darts title

It was a dominant seventh title for Michael van Gerwen at the Premier League Darts play-offs night as he once again did the right things at the right moments.

Van Gerwen saw off Gerwyn Price 11-5 amid a backdrop of injury and coming into finals night not as the favourite after the dominance of 'The Iceman'.

"I'm capable of doing anything especially in moments like this and it's been a tough 16 weeks but in the end when you do something like this, it gives you a lot of pleasure," said Van Gerwen to Online Darts.

"They all know me, if I say I'm 100%, I'm 100%. If I say I'm not good then I'm not good. I would never lie about things like this."

'Still the man to beat'

He believes also that this is his best title he has won in the Premier League as well as sending out a statement to the field that he is still the man to beat.

"I had to play this well because we all saw what Gerwyn Price did to Jonny Clayton in the other semi-final. He smashed him all over the piece and then you know you have to do something special to win and I was on top of him constantly. That gives you confidence and from there on you can build.

"I'm always the governor. Even when I'm not the favourite I'm still the man to beat. If they beat me, they are always happy. That's part of the job and that's part of darts. But it's how you react and my reaction to it was fantastic.

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