Anderson retains title belief

27 January 2021 17:31:52 GMTPlus10

Gary Anderson is adamant that he still has the game to be able to add to the two PDC World Championship titles he won in 2015 and 2016.

Anderson, who has suffered with injury problems in the last couple of seasons, went into the 2021 world championship playing down his hopes of being a contender for the title.

I truly believe if I can get to anywhere near my best, I will be a major threat.

Gary Anderson

However, the Flying Scotsman made it all the way to the final, where he was beaten 7-3 by Gerwyn Price, who secured his first-ever world title.

That run and making it all the way to the World Matchplay late last year has left Anderson feeling good about the way the rest of the season shapes up.

He told Sky Sports: "I will win another for sure! I have that hunger and desire back and, despite everything, I still love playing this game.

"I'm old school and just want to play darts the way it should be played and I want to prove a point to all the doubters, but more importantly to myself.

"In the last few months I managed to get to the two biggest finals at the World Matchplay and World Championship without playing well. I truly believe if I can get to anywhere near my best, I will be a major threat."

Anderson was speaking ahead of the Masters, which start in Milton Keynes on Friday.

The 50-year-old has a bye to the second round as a result of being eighth seed and he will eventually face the winner of the all-England clash between ninth seed Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis.

Anderson is 1212/1 to win the Masters, with defending champion Peter Wright 1212/1 and five-time champion Michael van Gerwen 1212/1.

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