Luke Littler’s dream run continues as teenager makes last-16 at World Darts Championship | EUROtoday

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This has been a Christmas like no different for Luke Littler.

Usually, 16-year-olds presently of yr are extra involved about getting/enjoying/conquering some recreation on the XBox/PlayStation and many others and many others. But for Littler his festive interval again dwelling in Runcorn included preparing for tonight’s last-32 tie in opposition to Canadian Matt Campbell.

And slightly than get overawed by the event Littler, who has taken the World Championships by storm, sees no purpose why he can not go all the way in which.

“If my A-game is there I don’t see why not, but I have just got to beat what is in front of me,” the 16-year-old mentioned earlier than Christmas Day.

“Loads of people are expecting me to win it, I am just happy to have won my first game. When I got back to the hotel after beating Christian Kist I said ‘let’s try and come back after Christmas’ and that’s what I have done, so I have overachieved this year.

“It is just unbelievable, I can’t wait to come back after Christmas. Being on stage has been amazing and I’ve loved the support, it’s unbelievable.”

Littler can also be dreaming of a gathering with both Raymond van Barneveld or Michael van Gerwen within the latter phases of the event.

“I always looked up to Phil Taylor, Barney and Michael van Gerwen. It would be unbelievable to play one of those two,” he added.

“It would be a weird one, who the crowd would support, me or Barney or me or Van Gerwen, but I have just got to beat what is in front of me and hopefully I can meet one of those in the later stages.”

Speaking of his memorable two wins earlier than the festive break Littler mentioned: “It’s been a crazy few days.

“Christmas is going to be very different. We’ll do the same thing a family always does and then when I finish my dinner I will get on the board for a good few hours.

“I would normally wait for the dinner to be cooked, go on the Xbox, call my mates, speak to them, but I’ll be on the board.”