‘I don’t deserve to be in the final the way I’ve treated the tournament’: Mark Allen slams his own behaviour as he reveals he’s been out drinking every night during Scottish Open
- Mark Allen reached the final of the Scottish Open with win over Daniel Wells
- Allen found himself 4-0 and 5-2 down, and had a couple of drinks at the interval
- He has been drinking every night and said he had ‘disrespected’ the tournament
Harry Slavin For Mailonline
Mark Allen admits that he doesn’t deserve a place in snooker’s Scottish Open final after his drinking exploits during the tournament.
The Northern Irishman beat Welshman Daniel Wells to reach Sunday’s final, where he will face Shaun Murphy, but was in trouble during the contest, finding himself both 4-0 and 5-2 down.
Allen admitted that, rather than hitting the practice table at the interval, he had a couple of drinks.
Mark Allen has said he does not deserve his place in the Scottish Open snooker final
It had the desired affect, but the world No 6 is not proud of his his tactic.
‘I don’t deserve to be in the final the way I’ve treated the tournament this week,’ Allen told Eurosport.
‘I had a couple of drinks at the interval and felt a bit better after it because I was really struggling out there,’
‘Last night was the earliest I’ve been to bed and the least I’ve drunk any night [this week]. I expected to feel good today but I felt terrible.
‘That’s what I was expecting early in the week because when I came here, I said I was going to enjoy myself.
‘I’ve managed to scrape through a few matches. I was all over the place. I’m embarrassed to say I was hungover and stuff.’
The Northern Irishman came from behind to beat Daniel Wells in the semi-finals in Glasgow
Despite his embarrassment, Allen admits that he may have to carry on his regime in order to stand any chance of winning the title.
‘I could stay in tonight and go to bed early and feel horrendous tomorrow,’ he said.
‘I would deserve to feel that way for the disrespect I’ve showed to the tournament all week. So I may as well go out and have a good time.’