“It was like a boxing match where I was being punched in the face for 12 rounds": Durrant looks back on torrid Premier League campaign as decline began

With the Premier League starting last night, Glen Durrant spoke to the Weekly Dartscast after his 2020 win became the start of his darting decline with the former three time Lakeside World Champion now without a Tour Card after a torrid time on the oche.

Durrant said that all that got him through getting thrashed every week the following year was the money element but he said it did more harm than good in the long run.

“I was in a Milton Keynes hotel after getting slammed 6-0, 7-0 Dimitri Van den Bergh, whatever it was,” he told the Weekly Dartscast.

“I was lying there thinking, 'tomorrow night I’ve got Michael van Gerwen, the night after I’ve got Peter Wright', it was awful. I knew I had something fundamentally wrong with my throw, my confidence was down to nothing.

“The money is fantastic in the Premier League and I just kept thinking, 'if I can just get through this week, it's the equivalent of 18 months of being a housing manager [his previous job]'.

“But it was to my detriment in the end because it was like a boxing match where I was being punched in the face for 12 rounds. It was an awful experience. That 2021 campaign was a real low.”

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