Peter Wright blasted he will “gatecrash” the Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen Unibet Grand Prix party.
Snakebite breezed past Dutchman Jermaine Wattimena 3-0 to reach the quarter-finals in Dublin last night.
But then he lashed out at the pundits who are only talking up Anderson and MVG as contenders for the title.
Wright said: “It’s not all about the players in this side of the draw. It’s about Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen apparently in this competition, we’re just here for turning up. Some commentators keep saying. It’s not all about them, sometimes it’s like we’re not invited to the party.
“Hello I’m going to gatecrash the party and sorry guys I’ll be there in the final.”
Wright was always in control of the clash as he took the opening set 3-1 as the Dutchman Wattimena struggled on the doubles, just one success from six attempts.
It was similar story in the second set, another 3-1 win for Snakebite who was clearly in auto pilot already. Then he took out the third set without conceding a leg to book his place in the quarter-finals without even breaking sweat.
Wright added: “He didn’t play like he did against Mervyn King, he got off nearly every single time on the doubles against Merv.
“I don’t know what it was with Jermaine, maybe he gave me too much respect I don’t know. I gave him a lot of respect because I know what he can do on the board. He can be fantastic.
“I struggled there I couldn’t find the pitch. I got over the line anyway. It didn’t feel like I had control of the match, I just felt uncomfortable because the darts were going nowhere near where I wanted them to go.
“But I’m in the quarter-finals and we live to fight another day. I’m just happy to be through and it would be great to get in the semis for the first time.”
Welsh star Gerwyn Price now faces Mensur Suljovic after reaching the quarter-finals of the tournament for the first time with a 3-1 win over Steve Beaton.
The World No.12 punished Beaton's missed darts at finishing double throughout, and pinned a crucial double 11 with his last dart in hand to go two sets ahead after his rival wasted his chance to level.
Two-time semi-finalist Beaton, who was starring in his 15th World Grand Prix, pulled a set back before Price came back strongly in the fourth and found his favourite double top to finish the job.
Price said: “I felt like I couldn't be myself and go for the big celebrations tonight because I have so much respect for Steve.
“At key stages of the match I got a burst of energy that I just had to let go. I was so glad to see the double 11 go in for the second set after I missed three darts for it.
“Mensur believes he can win it just like I do or else I wouldn't be here. I'm going to try to out-do him on his favourite double 14!”
By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)