Lloyd on woes of Netherlands and England in World Cup of Darts: "They have to sort themselves out"

Last weekend, the World Cup of Darts was played in Jena, Germany with Scotland coming out on top beating Austria 3-1 in the final.

As usual a lot of the tournament talk revolved around the format and switching to singles but Colin Lloyd admitted he was a fan of it.

"I actually like it the way it is, because I like the fact there's a head-to-head," Lloyd said to the Darts Show podcast.

"You know that it's more or less a straight knockout match; by that sense you've got to win, as you cannot rely on what your partner is doing.

"You want to go up and win, and if it comes down to it and he gets beaten: 'OK, didn't expect that to happen, but right, let's get ourselves up for the pairs'.

"Who has got the advantage? Who is mentally tough enough to push on and get through this game now? I like the format the way it is. I don't think anything should change."

Netherlands and England woes

The woes of Netherlands and England continued with both multiple ex winners but stalling since their biggest names retired.

"Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld - two very big names in the world of darts as we all know, but we move on. Netherlands have to sort themselves out, England have to sort themselves out."

"Wadey was looking good and Chizzy had his little moments, but Chizzy for me seemed like he was sometimes a rabbit caught in the headlights.

"He was beating himself up a little bit, but they ended up getting to the semi-finals, so they must have been doing something right.

"I'm not quite sure about the Netherlands set-up. I don't think MVG and Dirk gelled together very well."

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