GARY ANDERSON has vowed to keep on being Michael van Gerwen’s “worst nightmare”.
The World Champion bounced back from his Premier League woe to win the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters on Friday night.
Ando relinquished his Premier League crown with a whimper at the O2 and MVG stole back the title in some style over Phil Taylor in the final.
But the Musselburgh marvel came storming back to form beating both Taylor and the Dutchman in the red-hot conditions of Dubai.
Anderson blasted: “It’s good to bring Michael back down to earth with a bump straight away.
“I’m here to make his life a misery, I’m his worst nightmare. He wants to dominate the darting world and have it all his own way.
“But there’s no way myself, Phil, Adrian Lewis or James Wade are going to let that happen. We love trying to bring him down a peg or two.
“Michael has been nothing short of phenomenal at times during the past couple of years. He is raising the standards higher than ever before.
“But he is beatable and there’s nothing more satisfying than getting one over him. I wanted to play him in the Premier League final last week but Phil did a great job on me.
“Michael must have been on a great high after winning at the O2 deservedly. He also looked set to win in Dubai – so it was even sweeter to come back and win.”
Anderson revealed in SunSport last week that his ambition was to win the World Series in Glasgow in November – his first major title on home soil.
His bid has got off to the best possible start. He added: “I think conditions will be slightly different in Braehead in November than May in Dubai.
“I’ve got a burnt nose and face after lying in the sun too much. I don’t think that will be a problem in Glasgow later this year!
“But seriously I would simply love to win a major in front of my home fans, that would be such a big tick for my career. I’ve won everything I want to win now, but a title on my home patch would be brilliant.
“There’s a long way to go and we’ve still got to go round the world really before I even think about getting to Glasgow. But I’ve started exactly how I wanted to.
“Our schedule is crazy now for a few months. It’s the World Cup next week and then it’s Auckland, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney and Perth during the summer and autumn. The PDC have done an amazing job – but it is knackering!
“That’s part of the job of being a dart player these days is to deal with the travelling and stay fresh and sharp. It’s easier to do that when you are beating Michael and winning!”