World Number One Price urges Rock not to get carried away by hype: "It's a bit early to be talking about becoming a world champion"

Going into the World Darts Championship, Josh Rock will be one of the favourites despite only having one PDC title to his name and a World Youth title but such has been the ongoing hype around the Northern Irish talent who has burst onto the darting scene since Q-School earlier this year.

But one player who has had to deal with the struggles of a rise to the top is World Number One, Gerwyn Price who admires the 21-year-old's talents but said that it might be a little bit early to crown him yet.

"Don't get me wrong, he's 21 and he's got a few years to get to the top and I'm sure he will, but it's a bit early to be talking about becoming a world champion," admitted Price as per Sky Sports.

"Everybody needs that confidence and belief but I just think it's a little early for him yet.

"If you asked me when I just started playing darts was I going to win a world championship that year, I'd probably say I'm not ready for it and when I lost the semi-final to Peter Wright in 2019, even then, I don't think I was ready to win a world title.

"I accepted it but if he believes, then he needs to keep believing."

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