Van Gerwen on return to full capacity at World Matchplay: "It was a special moment for darts and sport globally"

Michael van Gerwen overcame a scare to begin his World Matchplay campaign as he had to dig deep to overcome Damon Heta 10-7 on Monday.

Van Gerwen came from 6-4 down to defeat the Australian and the Dutchman admitted post match that a lot more work is needed going into his tie with Ian White.

"In the beginning it went my way but he had some really good finishing at moments I should have scored a bit better. Then you're gonna make it difficult for yourself, you shouldn't put yourself in that position but things like that happen in darts. I know there's still a lot to work for and there's more in the tank," said Van Gerwen post match.

Return of fans

MVG is one player who has been heavily vocal on the return of fans and how it will help his game so he was pleased to see it return to full capacity.

"Of course we all miss this, it's what you play darts for. For the crowd, it's so long ago, it's not normal for us anymore. I think it was a special moment for darts and sport globally.

Current form

His last Super Series was discussed where he played well but was getting beat by incredible displays and he said the more wins he gets, the confidence will increase.

"I played some absolute crap but when I have to do, I throw nice 11 darter. I feel it's coming but you need to keep winning games, that's the only medicine you have to get your confidence up and get back on track."

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