New World Champion Price reflects on brilliant win over Anderson: “I’m still waiting for it to sink in”
Gerwyn Price became World Champion this past weekend defeating Gary Anderson in the final at the Alexandra Palace.
Price achieved darting destiny and became the first Welsh PDC World Champion and the new World Number One and speaking during a morning of interviews the morning after, it was a surreal moment still for ‘The Iceman’.
"I'm still waiting for it to sink in - it still feels like a dream, it's amazing,” said Price the morning after his triumph.
"I'm proud of myself. It means the world to me. I never thought I could become World Champion or world number one. It's a crazy achievement.
"For the first hour when I was back in the room last night, the phone was going crazy. I spoke to my family and my dad and then I turned the phone off and went to sleep!
"To wake up with the trophy in my hotel room this morning was great and I can't wait to get back home to my family and share it with them."
"I never dreamed that I could become World Champion," added the 35-year-old.
"Barrie Bates enticed me to go to Q School and thankfully I did - I owe him a lot.
"I thought I could make the top 64 or 32, and the top 16 would have been a big thing. I'm different to other players but I am who I am.
"I've come from a totally different sport, and to do what I've done is a great achievement. I think I didn't fulfil my potential in rugby, but I don't want to waste this opportunity.
"Hopefully it can inspire other people as well, and if people are considering giving it a go at Q School, I think they should. A lot of players may enter now - especially from Wales!"