Michael van Gerwen claimed a comprehensive victory over Rob Cross as the Premier League hit Cardiff.

Van Gerwen spoke after his 8-2 win and said he believes he deserved the win and that it will be good for his confidence.

“It’s nice to be back at the top of the table and it’s good for my confidence,” said Van Gerwen.

“Rob’s one of my biggest rivals and I think I played well, so I deserve this.

“It’s really important to me because I’ve been top for the last five years and that’s why this game was important for me to knock him off the top.

“Rob kicked off quite well and his finishing was good but he had one chance with the 125 to go 3-0 up and then I took advantage.

“I put him under pressure and I’m really proud of that performance. I kept going and didn’t make a lot of mistakes, and it felt good.”

Click here for more information about the Premier League Darts, including all the fixtures and the prize fund breakdown.

Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Tags: |

Author: Samuel Gill