Taylor on trying to recapture old form at World Seniors Darts Masters: "Lockdown threw my game apart and everything changed"
Phil Taylor was honest last time he played at the World Seniors that he would never be seen to put in a similar display again and despite being under-par against John Part, he eased through and will look to build.
Taylor will look to capture the World Seniors Darts Masters with John Lowe or Les Wallace next up and he said he was 'trying too hard' against his old rival, Darth Maple.
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"Not so much nervous, just trying too hard," said Taylor post match. "The first one I was the Circus Tavern I was absolutely trying so hard."
He also summed up his display and trying to rebuild his game after his poor showing at the Circus Tavern.
"I'd say mediocre, the way I used to play and people supporting saying come on Phil, it's so hard trying to play for them but it's so difficult to put the practice in and the dedication like you used to. It isn't me but I'm trying."
"I tried everything, I'm trying to lift the roof off the building. It's so difficult. The lockdown did me, it threw my game apart. Everything changes because you become lazy to be honest with you, it's so hard to get back to work and do your job."
"I'm not sleeping right, I'm not doing everything right. I wanna click. Everybody is trying so hard to prove they can still do it."