Rob Cross keen for Luke Littler revenge as Premier League lands in Berlin

Rob Cross keen for Luke Littler revenge as Premier League lands in Berlin

 

Rob Cross will have another crack at the Premier League on Thursday night after last month’s epic World Cup semi-final against Luke Littler and he will be looking for revenge.Littler won that memorable battle 6-2 at Alexandra Palace to reach the World Cup final where he beat Luke Humphries.

Nuke got one back on Cool Hand on the opening night of the Premier League last week by beating him in the quarter-finals and Cross will be hoping to do the same for Littler.”Luke is an amazing kid, but I still want to beat him,” Cross said before meeting the teenager in Berlin on Thursday night.

“I really don’t think any of the more experienced guys like myself, Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price or Peter Wright really think of him as a 17-year-old teenager. We just see him as someone we have to defeat on stage.”He carries himself perfectly, he carries himself as if he has been playing sports for years because he deals with the pressure and the media.— This is a big game for both of us. My double cost me a lot in Cardiff.

My result was the best of my career. So if I get to the end I’m dangerous.”Cross and Littler were knocked out in the quarter-finals last week, with the former losing to Gerwyn Price and the latter to eventual champion Michael Smith, when last week’s finalists met.Smith had his say on the opening night win: “A win is a win and I love doing it! There’s still a lot of work to do, but five points on opening night is always nice!”I sent a statement saying I can win – even if I struggle, I can still make big shots and put everything together at the right time.

 

 

“I have momentum going into Night Two and I’m not down. it to hunt for pressure points.””I could have pretty easily said I’m going to quit after the World Cup,” said Wright, who averaged just 83.78 in last week’s loss to Cross.”Hunger and struggle. I am not retired. I won’t turn around. There is a lot coming this year. I win many titles.”I played bad last week but I was so nervous. I tried some things backstage and I was shaking.

“I have always been good friends with Luke and respect all of his training and diets. He has shown the dedication that shows other players that if you work, you can get results.”Defending champion Michael van Gerwen lost his opening match to Smith in Cardiff but was later in the Masters final. face Stephen Bunting.

“There’s more to come from me,” he warned. “I was a bit upset with Michael [Smith] the whole game and that shouldn’t have happened to me. Simple as that.”I’m still not perfect. I still struggle here and there and I know I can do a lot better..

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