Gary Anderson has been recounting his struggles to get ‘match fit’, and in the groove for doubles, before Scotland tremendous win in the 2019 World Cup of Darts.
This years event has been delayed by Covid-19 and will now take place between November 6-8th. In the meantime the PDC have released a special highlights program with some of the events stars recounting their memories.
Anderson said: “It’s the only time in the year I play pairs and I’ve said that to Peter. Back years ago in the BDO you always played pairs, triples, games like that, you were used to it.
“So once a year is bad enough. It’s hard to get into, hard to get into your throw. “When I came back to darts my main target was the Worlds and a floor tournament, that was the first step”
“I think I had played in one or two ProTours prior to the World Cup, I was struggling”.
“Once we got across there, you know what you’ve got to do.
“Unfortunately we never got to play Netherlands or England because that would have been even sweeter”.
“Even when we started that tournament we kicked off well, I felt we were on it here. It just clicked from there.
“William and Steve had played well the whole tournament. But it was just good to get back.
“It’s not just yourself you are playing for, it’s someone else as well. If you lose a game you’re a bit naff because you are putting all the pressure on your partner. It works both ways.
“It was long overdue. We had lost in two finals to the two teams you couldn’t get harder with the players. We finally did it.
“But Willie and Steve are a pair of good lads. You have a cracking laugh with Willie.
“I reckon we’ve got a few good years left hopefully. To be 21 again in this day and age would be great. We can still show them the way.
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