Van Duijvenbode not thinking about Premier League spot barring major title win: "I think it's a waste of energy"

Dirk van Duijvenbode saw off Madars Razma in a 6-3 win producing a 102.5 average and three 180's in a game that should have been easier at the European Championship with parts of his game he wants to correct.

"When you don't feel amazing and still play 102 average so there's more in the tank and hopefully I can get it out in the next round. I felt nervous so when I was on three darts on double 20, I didn't know what happen. I didn't throw a regular dart, I threw nervous darts, that's why I missed and got him back in the game so instead of being 3-0 up, it was 2-2. That's something that shouldn't happen in the next round," said Van Duijvenbode to Online Darts.

Coming off a loss to Jonny Clayton at the World Grand Prix, Van Duijvenbode admitted he wasn't too bothered about it and said he puts his losses in the past instead of dwelling on them.

"You shouldn't be bothered by games in the past as there's new games every week. I just always try to be angry for a game for a maximum of two days and then your head is onto the next tournament. In the PDC, they say it's all about practice. I think it's how you cope with your losses as you play so many tournaments. It's impossible to win 40% of them so how do you go on with your losses and focus for the next tournament."

Another thing that Van Duijvenbode is not concerning himself with is the Premier League conversation barring if he wins a tournament.

"Everyone who is winning a tournament is opening a door to the Premier League but I think it's a waste of energy to think about the Premier League. I think I'm getting close to the standard, I don't think I'm there yet but if I win a tournament, I may be ready."

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