Peter Wright left angry and frustrated with himself in Glasgow with the pressure of trying to fill Gary Anderson’s shoes
Wright admitted that he wanted to “wreck the joint” after losing to Dimitri Van den Bergh on the third night of the Premier League Darts in Glasgow.
Snakebite, who was born in Livingston, was looking forward to playing in front of a sell-out crowd, but his pointless run in this year’s Premier League Darts continued after three weeks.
However, at the OVO Hydro, Wright was defeated 6-4 by Van den Bergh in the quarter-finals, leaving him at the bottom of the table. Snakebite admits he felt extra pressure to deliver because fellow Scot Gary Anderson was not present, and he was frustrated with his night’s work.
“It was windy up there, so my darts were just lying funny. It was hard work. I was just struggling with the wind on stage to be honest,”
“It is anger. I just want to wreck the joint. The fans gave me a lovely welcome and I feel like I let them down.
“When you come and play for your country, at your home ground, it is not nice to lose. It is extra pressure and it can be difficult to deal with.
“I was looking forward to it, I was expecting to come here and win and I’m gutted I was in charge of the match and then it’s just missing six darts at double, maybe could have won it. Change the Flight system next game but ifs and buts don’t win games.
“It’s extra pressure, the only Scotsman in the field. We normally have Gary, he is the ambassador of Scotland. It’s hard to replace Gary in his shoes, I’m gutted for Scotland and for myself.”
“The fans gave me a lovely welcome and I just feel like I let them down.”
“I am not worried. I know I am good enough to win it. I can lose next week and the next two after that and still win it.”