Michael van Gerwen declared he is feeling more confident than ever before in an ominous warning shot to his rivals after winning the Paddy Power Champions League for the first time.

The world number one survived three match darts in Sunday's thrilling final with Peter Wright, before coming back to win it 11-10 and complete his incredible collection of PDC televised titles.

Van Gerwen was in buoyant mood after pulling off the comeback and immediately signalled his intentions for the busy end of 2019.

"To anyone who wrote me off, I'm back," Van Gerwen declared.

"This was a phenomenal weekend of high-standard darts for me, I didn't have one average under 100.

"I made it really difficult for myself in the final and found myself in a position I should never have been in, but Peter was nervous and I took advantage of that.

"There's lots of TV tournaments coming up and that's a really nice position to be in because I love to perform on stage, especially when I'm playing well and winning things.

"Now the Champions League is ticked off my bucket list it gives me more confidence than ever as we head into the busiest part of the year."

Van Gerwen will be among the 32-player field for the Unibet European Championship in Göttingen this weekend before playing on home soil at the Jack's Casino World Series Finals in Amsterdam the following week.