Van Gerwen not expecting tactical surprises against Scotland: "Wright feels quite the man at the moment"
It nearly went to a pairs decider with the latter being taken all the way and Van Duijvenbode admitted it could have been smoother.
"You're making it harder on yourself than it needs to be. But in the end you win, so you have nothing to complain about'', Aubergenius reacted in front of the RTL 7 cameras.
Van Duijvenbode then received a further comment from his compatriot Van Gerwen. “Of course you can always look critically at your performance. But it doesn't matter for now, the most important thing is that we won."
On Sunday afternoon, the Netherlands awaits a reunion with Scotland. The duo Peter Wright and John Henderson won in the second round in the singles against Poland (Krzysztof Ratajski and Krzysztof Kciuk).
“It will be an open game. I think we are the favourites, but we have to do it. We know what we can and must do," Van Gerwen looked ahead to the clash with the Scots.
However, Van Gerwen does not think Scotland will play tactical games by drafting Wright as the second player. "I think that's his decision. He feels quite the man at the moment, so I don't think he does. In any case, we just have to rely on our own strength.”