“I’ve been fortunate today that a few of the guys didn’t turn up. For me this is a massive building block. I’m moving forwards again”
JAMES WADE admits it was a “massive building block” after his run to the European Championship final.
The Aldershot hotshot went down 11-6 to Peter Wright in Dortmund on Sunday night.
But Wade had produced his best tournament for some time and was clearly delighted with his performances.
The Machine beat Luke Humphries and Gian van Veen on the way to the final, rolling back all the years of experience with real grit and stamina.
Wade, who picked up £60,000, said: “I played a man who was better than me. I haven’t been at my best for the last 14 months. The man played way better than me.
“Sometimes you’ve got to just take a bow and let the man through. I haven’t got a lot to say apart from I’m gutted.
“I’ve been fortunate today that a few of the guys didn’t turn up. For me this is a massive building block. I’m moving forwards again.
“Normally I’m a bit of a bad loser, Peter just smashed me to bits. Nothing more I can say. For all those people who said I can’t do it anymore, ta-da!”
Words by Phil Lanning.