King on plotting route at PDC World Darts Championship: "I don't care about anyone else, they need to know about me"

Mervyn King is through to the Last 16 after surging past Steve Lennon in a straight sets victory at the PDC World Darts Championship.

King spoke afterwards and said it was difficult to play someone who is a friend and knowing he wasn't playing like he can.

"It wasn't fantastic. It was enough to get over the hurdle today. I felt quite sorry for Steve (Lennon) because he's a great player and I've known him for quite a while now. For him not to produce what was required, it doesn't happen very often," said King post match.

"He's had a rough spell over the last 12-18 months and he's now starting to come back to what he should be. It didn't happen for him today and when you play someone you like and you know, it's hard. When you're doing just enough to take him out, that makes it even harder to swallow."

Next up is Raymond Smith but King is only thinking about himself and what he has to do to move through.

"You don't plot your route, what you've got is what you've got. It's as simple as that. So you put your head on, you play your game and if it doesn't work, it doesn't work. You go home, you have a really bad Christmas or good and a crap New Year, you get what you get."

"I don't care about anyone else, they need to know about me. I'm here to win the World Championship, if I play well enough I will."

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