Mighty Michael van Gerwen has warned his rivals that he wants a glorious summer of success because he “lives for winning”.
The mean, green winning machine picked up his 25th European Tour title at the Gibraltar Darts Trophy, beating Adrian Lewis in the final.
MVG is on course for breaking his record of 26 PDC titles in a year and is as hungry as ever to add to his astonishing glory run. Remarkably his has lost just one game on the European Tour this year!
He said: “I can't complain with my performance in Gibraltar and I think I have earned myself a good holiday.
“The big one is the World Matchplay which I have my eye on, but first of all I will be focussed on the European Tour events in Copenhagen and Hamburg.
“I like to play in European Tour events, I feel good playing in them - my confidence is there and I feel good so I think they will do well to beat me.
“I played phenomenal in this tournament, I didn't make any mistakes. For me to win a game like this gives me even more confidence, I'm really happy with my performance.”
Just when you think Van Gerwen can’t become more impressive, he raises the bar. He hit an incredible tournament average of 104.60 before dumping Jackpot in the final with a 108.13 average to pick up the £25k prize.
But what keeps him motivated?
He added: “Winning keeps me hungry. I live for winning. I love the comments from the fans, reading it in the papers and on social media. It’s an amazing feeling. That’s what gets me up in the morning and to keep working so hard.
“I think I played a phenomenal game in the final and I think I have earned my holiday, I want to relax now and re-charge my batteries for the events coming up.
“The crowd deserved a good performance from me and I am happy that I was able to play well all weekend.
“I had to play well in the final because I know what Adrian is capable of - he is always dangerous and is one of the best players in the world, and it's good to see him doing well again.”
By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)