Petersen on tactics ahead of Anderson clash: "It's like spitting in someone's face" | Dartsnews.com

Petersen on tactics ahead of Anderson clash: "It's like spitting in someone's face"

Devon Petersen is successfully through to the Last 16 of the 2020/21 PDC World Darts Championship after seeing off Jason Lowe to set up a tie with Gary Anderson.

Petersen spoke afterwards and admitted he is not at his best yet but believes he can take the game to Anderson if he can increase his levels.

"Some of the parts of the game I was really happy with. Obviously assessing it with different kind of analysis in a sense, wholeheartedly not overwhelmed with the game itself but I know there's a lot more to give which is great," said Petersen post match.

"Probably playing in second gear, so feeling like there's more gears to go and more rounds to play. I've not kind of hit my ceiling yet which is dangerous and I feel it could go from 1st, 2nd to 6th gear which is great.

"I feel like I'm 70% there so I could probably push it to 80% by tomorrow and hopefully give Gary Anderson a run for his money."

He also gave his view on darting tactics and 'table-gate', it has been dubbed between Anderson and Mensur Suljovic.

"I think it was more deliberate. But I won't be as slow and I definitely won't choose the right table," he joked.

"If you are not good enough to win with your skill and ability alone, I've had it done to me before and it's like spitting in someone's face. It's a horrible thing. Tactics don't belong in the game, win it outright."

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