MICHAEL VAN GERWEN is ‘even more motivated’ to defend his title at the upcoming World Grand Prix after bitter disappointment at last weekend’s Champions League of Darts according to michaelvangerwen.com.
MVG was eliminated from the CLoD at the group stage following defeats at the hands of Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor.
Van Gerwen did beat The Jackpot with 10-4 but his 10-9 loss to the Power sealed his fate in Cardiff.
Van Gerwen said: “I didn’t play my best all weekend and I will put that right ready for Dublin.
“The CLoD wasn’t good for me but there is no point looking back. I can only look forward and I’m even more motivated to win the title in Dublin.
“I have great memories in the World Grand Prix. It was my first PDC major in 2012 and I have won it three times. I’m going to do my best to make it four.”