DARYL GURNEY is keeping his feet firmly on the floor after reaching the Premier League Play-Offs for the first time, as the Northern Irishman looks ahead to his fourth BetVictor World Cup of Darts.
World number four Gurney was overjoyed to reach The O2 for the first time, where he succumbed to a valiant 10-7 defeat to eventual champion Michael van Gerwen last Thursday.
Gurney's attention now turns to the World Cup of Darts, where he will once again team up with Brendan Dolan, and the Players Championship Finals winner is staying grounded following his recent achievements.
"Just because I'm top four in the world and reached the Premier League Play-Offs doesn't mean I have the right to beat anybody else," said Gurney, who reached the 2016 World Cup of Darts semi-finals alongside Dolan.
"You can never predict how well you're going to do in PDC event because the standard is so high, I could go and average 104 and get beaten.
"I know Brendan is at home practicing hard and hopefully he will be as good as he was alongside Mickey Mansell at the 2015 event before I started playing in it.
"If we get that player back we can beat anybody in Hamburg and you never know, we could win the whole thing.
"Looking back on this year's Premier League it was successful for me because I beat my points tally from the previous year, which was my goal at the start.
"It wasn't to be at The O2 but the Premier League is the best darts competition you can play in and I can be pleased with how I performed overall."
The BetVictor World Cup of Darts will be held from June 6-9 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Broadcast live on Sky Sports, the tournament will see 32 countries represented by two players each in the unique event which features both doubles and singles matches.