King daring to dream after epic comeback to defeat Smith: "Who knows, maybe it's the King of the Palace"
King spoke afterwards after coming from 3-1 down and said he should have never been in the position he was in.
"To be fair I let him get away with a lot of stuff that I shouldn't have done. But it is what it is, if I'd have played well enough, it would have all gone my way and I wouldn't have been in a silly position but it is what it is," said King post match.
"We managed to keep it on a level where it was going my way so I was quite happy."
"He's (Smith) got the gears. He's not a muppet, he's a great player but at the end of the day, if he doesn't produce them it's his fault. When I upped the anti, he tried and he was there or thereabouts in a few legs but to up it to stop me winning, no. Not saying he can't because he can because he's a great player but it went my way."
'King' of the Palace
Becoming almost the darling of the Palace, King appreciates the support and is now daring to dream.
"When you hear them cheering your name, there's no feeling like it. It's unbelievable."
"I'm playing bloody well. It's nice that it's actually gone my way. Even though I haven't played anywhere near how I can and anywhere near where I have previous."
"Who knows, maybe it's the King of the Palace. I'm not here to make the numbers up, I'm here to win every tournament I enter. At the end of the day, I've got a chance and if Merv King turns up, we all know what happens."