Michael van Gerwen vowed he never gets “bored of winning” after claiming his eighth European Tour title of the year.
The mean, green machine defeated James Wade 8-3 in the final of the European Darts Trophy in Gottingen on Sunday.
Van Gerwen, who now has 28 Euro titles to his name, was at his phenomenal best throughout the weekend at the Lokhalle, averaging over 100 in every match as he continued his dominance on the European Tour in 2018.
He said: “I think I played a phenomenal tournament, you can only dream about a performance like this.
“Now I can look back on a good European Tour season for me, but I have to keep my concentration for the important tournaments coming up.
“I never get bored of winning, I want to keep going until I get to 50 European Tour titles at least!”
The showpiece of the Gottingen event began brightly for two-time European Tour event winner Wade, who landed a 95 finish to take an early 2-1 advantage.
However, back-to-back 12-dart finishes from Van Gerwen saw him take a lead which he never relinquished, with a showpiece bullseye-19-bullseye finish to take out 119 which put him 4-2 up.
After the two-time World Champion missed double top for a 160, Wade tidied up 82 to stay in the contest at 4-3, but that was as good as it got for Wade as Van Gerwen mercilessly fired off the next four legs in emphatic style to lift the European Darts Trophy for a third successive year.
Wade's run to his fourth PDC ranking final of the year saw him record wins over Toni Alcinas, Darren Webster, Rob Cross and Richard North.
New father Wade said: “I go into every tournament expecting to do well, so I'm not surprised I made the final.
“I can't believe I played so poorly in the final but sometimes that happens, I'm sure I will be able to take the positives from this weekend over the next few days.”
By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)