Van Gerwen after winning Champions League of Darts: ‘It’s incredible for me’
Michael van Gerwen finally added the Champions League of Darts to his collection with victory over Peter Wright.
It was a stunning win though with Wright up and cruising only for him to fluff his lines ag the final hurdle. Van Gerwen started to claw back the legs and it was only a matter of time before he lifted the belt aloft.
He spoke afterwards and said that with this tournament being on his bucket list it was important for him to win.
MVG admitted though that he made it difficult for himself but that he produced when it mattered and that he is now supremely confident heading into the rest of the majors this year.
"It's incredible for me," said Van Gerwen. "This tournament was on my bucket list and it's a really important one for me to win.
"This was a phenomenal weekend for me with a high standard of darts. Peter put me under pressure and I made it difficult for myself in the final.
"I missed a few darts on doubles here and there and I shouldn't have put myself in that position, but Peter missed a couple of clear darts to win the game and I took great advantage of that.
"I played well all the way through the weekend and did everything I had to do. I averaged over 100 in every match but I know I can improve and there's more in the tank.
"It gives me a lot of confidence because we have lots of big events coming up. It's nice to have so many tournaments on the calendar and I love to perform on stage, especially when I'm playing well and winning."