Power urges young guns to take chill pill
PHIL TAYLOR has told his young Premier League rivals to stop beating themselves up.
Taylor drew with emerging Dutch star Michael van Gerwen on the opening night in Belfast last week, while Adrian Lewis and Wes Newton suffered defeats.
Newton missed a host of doubles during his 7-4 defeat to James Wade, while two-time world champion Lewis was thumped 7-3 by Simon Whitlock.
Taylor, the 16-time world champion and reigning Premier League king, has urged Lewis to relax ahead of their Aberdeen showdown on Thursday.
And he believes that Newton should follow suit if he is to take anything from his meeting with Raymond van Barneveld.
“You learn with experience how to deal with the Premier League,” said “The Power”.
“You can’t look too much at the form in the first couple of weeks.
“Obviously, everybody wants to win and they’re gutted if they lose.
“Wes and Adrian were devastated at losing, but they’re still young and they’ve got a lot to learn.
“For Wes, it’s his first season and he’s got to take his time to get used to the big stage – it’s a learning curve.”
Scottish hero Robert Thornton plays Van Gerwen, Gary Anderson faces Whitlock and Wade plays Andy Hamilton.