Michael van Gerwen admitted that he was eliminated from the PDC Darts World Championship by an inspired Dave Chisnall

The eighth seed Chisnall showed a brilliant performance to beat Van Gerwen, the number 1 in the world, 5-0 at Alexandra Palace and reach the semi-finals of the World Cup

The 40-year-old scored an average of 107 points, hit 14 180s and just missed a nine-dart leg In the last four games he now meets the two-time champion Gary Anderson

Gerwyn Price defeated Daryl Gurney in the second quarter-finals of that evening in a thriller 5-4 to reach a semi-final against Stephen Bunting, who defeated Poland’s Krzysztof Ratajski 5-3 earlier in the day

When Van Gerwen responded to leaving the World Cup, he said: “It was a difficult game I knew before and when Dave is in shape, you have to work hard to beat him, but I didn’t show up”

“I have let myself down and am disappointed It’s something I have to think about for the next few days”It’s the best Dave has ever played, fair game for him’

Chisnall added, “I’m so proud I’ve played well for the past three or four weeks

“When I woke up this morning I was confident He wasn’t playing at his best, he was going over the top I’ve been under the radar for two years”

Darts, Dave Chisnall

World news – GB – Van Gerwen reacts to the exit of the Darts World Championship after the defeat of Dave Chisnall

Source: https://metro.co.uk/2021/01/01/michael-van-gerwen-reacts-world-darts-championships-exit-dave-chisnall-defeat-13835912/