Van Barneveld laments Netherlands' defeat to Scotland in World Cup of Darts: "This could have been prevented"

The Netherlands went out in the Quarter-Finals of the World Cup of Darts last weekend with Michael van Gerwen and Dirk van Duijvenbode no match for eventual winners Scotland. Raymond van Barneveld and Co Stompe lamented this display.

Van Gerwen still won the opening match against John Henderson, but then lost to Duijvenbode against Peter Wright and also lost the pairs.

"This could have been prevented. The Netherlands could and perhaps should have won against this Scotland, which itself did not play great. Michael did his job in the singles, but van Duijvenbode actually gave it away against Wright by missing too many doubles. That was also the shortcoming in doubles, where both Michael and Dirk missed far too many doubles," said van Barneveld at RTL 7.

Vicious circle

"Michael and Dirk are both not in their best shape and you notice that at the decisive moments," adds Stompé. "It is especially time for Michael to win another tournament, that is far too long ago and something like that inevitably creeps into your head. It is a matter of getting out of that vicious circle."

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