Stephen Bunting on getting no prize money “lessons need to be learned.”
Bunting is feeling bullish after beating Andy Boulton in a last leg decide, in the second round at the World Darts Championship. You could tell the Bullet was far from happy with the way something had been handled around the World Grand Prix.
The Bullet needed to use all his big stage experience to get past the X Factor, after falling behind early on in this second round game.
In his winner’s press conference, Bunting discussed how confident he was feeling with his new set up. “I know I’m one of the best players in the world when I’m on my form”
“(I’ve) recently changed my darts. There will be a lot of focus on them but I’ve worked tirelessly with Target.”
“I believe these are the darts which are going to take me to the next level”
“At home, I’m banging in nine darters for fun”
Stephen Bunting recently tested positive for Covid-19, which lead to The Bullet missing the World Grand Prix and it impacted his world ranking. He said “It was a bit of hindrance”
“Obviously would have been nice to play in the tournament. If I would have won a couple of games, I would have been in the top 16 in the world now”
“I’ve spoken to the PDC & PDPA about it. It’s a pandemic. Obviously, lessons need to be learned.”
“Listen, it’s down to them if they believe that’s the way forward then, that’s the way”
The Bullet will take on James wade in the third round after Christmas at the Palace. He said “I’ve got a big game to look forward to, but I’ve got a big turkey dinner to look forward to before that.
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