Michael van Gerwen‘s ‘game is in turmoil’ according to Sky Sports pundit/commentator and ex-player Wayne Mardle after his Premier League Darts play-off disappointment.
Van Gerwen missed out on the Premier League play-offs this past weekend for the first time and Mardle believes that he is not relaxing and doesn’t have the free throwing attitude of before.
“There’s no B-game,” said Mardle to Sky Sports. “He plays well, or really quite poor.”
“The feeling in his hands and fingers just can’t be there, because [against Gurney] he was throwing in darts that were going in way too deep. Basically that means he’s throwing them flatter. They’re leaving the hand differently. It means that he’s gripping them differently because of nerves. Nerves and confidence.
“At the moment, he’s got worries in his game, and it’s so ridiculous to say he needs to relax, but he really needs to find a way to have that fluency and freedom and pace in his game again.