Van Duijvenbode on previous World Championship tie with Van Barneveld after Brooks win: "It was in my head, I wanted to put something right"
Dirk van Duijvenbode produced a comeback from two sets down to defeat the World Youth Champion, Bradley Brooks on Friday night.
Van Duijvenbode, the World Grand Prix finalist was frustrated after the match due to playing the best he ever has and not being able to show it.
"I don't ever think about what my opponent is doing because I know what I can do and I was just thinking just start playing your best game.
"I think he played better than I expected him to but I played way worse than I expected I would play and I make myself so angry because I'm practicing the best darts I've ever done.
"I'm playing the best form I ever did. The way I played I was like what are you doing, every dart I threw I was like it could be a five, a one, a treble 20 and eventually I make myself so angry and I stop playing well."
It was his first appearance since 2016 when he famously busted his score with a 180 and for Van Duijvenbode, it was something he wanted to put right.
"It was in my head as well. I wanted to put something right after that one because people remind you of that and they kept on reminding me a lot these past few weeks. It was five years ago, why are you still reminding me of it. I want to make it right, I want to play well in the World Championship."