Michael van Gerwen warns there ‘cannot be any mercy’ for Luke Littler as the teenage star prepares join the ‘big boys’ on his Premier League debut

Michael van Gerwen warns there ‘cannot be any mercy’ for Luke Littler as the teenage star prepares join the ‘big boys’ on his Premier League debut

  • Luke Littler will make his Premier League debut in Cardiff on Thursday
  • Michael van Gerwen has vowed to point out no mercy to the 17-year-old sensation
  • He has informed Littler that he’s now becoming a member of the ‘large boys’ within the elite competitors 

Michael van Gerwen says there will probably be no mercy for Luke Littler when he makes his Premier League debut among the many ‘large boys’ on Thursday. Whether or not he truly wants it’s one other query.

{The teenager}’s breakthrough has been astonishing throughout the previous month, along with his run to the World Championship closing adopted by a primary skilled title in Bahrain and a runner-up end to Van Gerwen within the Dutch Masters.

His subsequent step is showing on the eight-man, 17-date Premier League circuit, which commences in Cardiff, however there are of course doubts round how the 17-year-old’s recreation may maintain up beneath the avalanche of consideration that has out of the blue come his method.

Van Gerwen, the three-time world champion, is amongst Littler’s admirers however has additionally questioned the escalation in hype.

‘He had a wonderful final two months however two months solely, yeah?’ Van Gerwen stated. ‘He must do it for a really very long time. It received every little thing to be a top-10 participant within the subsequent 20 years. Are you aware what I imply? He has received every little thing. You continue to should do it. He’s nonetheless younger.’

Michael van Gerwen has insisted there will probably be no mercy proven to Luke Littler when he makes his Premier League debut

Teenage star Littler has made a stunning start to his career and has shown no signs of nerves as he prepares for a World Championship final rematch against Luke Humphries on Thursday

Teenage star Littler has made a shocking begin to his profession and has proven no indicators of nerves as he prepares for a World Championship closing rematch towards Luke Humphries on Thursday

Luke Humphries, who beat Littler on the planet closing, had beforehand known as on fellow professionals to guard {the teenager} from the rise in consideration. Van Gerwen is evidently not following that plan.

‘After all not,’ he stated. ‘Welcome to the massive boys. Them days have gone. He’s not a youth participant anymore. After all, he’s nonetheless solely a child. Now you’ve got to battle towards one another on the stage, there can’t be any mercy or in anyway.

‘It’s important to struggle for each leg, each recreation. Everybody performs for themselves.’

Littler is hardly struggling for confidence forward of his Premier League opener towards Humphries.

‘I’ve already crushed 5 of the Premier League line-up over the previous two weeks,’ Littler stated. ‘I do know I can beat anybody when I’m on it. I additionally know the opposite seven guys will probably be on it each week.

‘Going over to Bahrain and Den Bosch it offers me each confidence. I’ve crushed Gezzy (Gerwyn Value) twice. I beat Van Gerwen within the closing. I misplaced to Van Gerwen within the closing. It has given me a confidence enhance as I understand how to beat them.’

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