Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is angry after his German top-flight team Schalke let slip their two goal lead to be held 3-3 by Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga clash.
An erratic second-half display by Schalke saw Hoffenheim coming back from 3-1 down to claim a point in an exciting encounter on Saturday.
Boateng justified the decision to play him as the lone striker as he was found by Max Meyer and fired high into the net in the third minute.
However he is unhappy that they allowed Hoffenheim to back into the game to claim a point in a match Schalke should have won having dominated the first-half thoroughly.
“I’m still pissed!,” said the 26-year-old Ghanaian after the match they played away from home.
“We led 3-1, then we played like this and like that. With this display after the half time as team like Hoffenheim will come back, of course.
“We were safe and should have won here.”
Boateng, playing up front in the absence of regular forwards Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Adam Szalai, put Schalke ahead within three minutes.
Just 10 minutes later, Joel Matip added another with his head and Schalke seemed to be cruising.
But the season’s surprise package Hoffenheim pulled one back courtesy of red-hot striker Anthony Modeste. It appeared little more than an aberration when Marco Höger scored a well-taken individual goal to restore Schalke’s cushion.
The game turned early in the second half when Kevin Volland won Hoffenheim a penalty, drawing a foul from Dennis Aogo. Roberto Firmino calmly converted to put Hoffenheim back in contention.
Defender David Abraham tied the score at 3-3 with a perfect free kick half an hour from time and, if anything, Schalke were lucky to hold on to a point. Firmino hit the woodwork and substitute striker Sven Schipplock missed a sitter for Hoffenheim.
Watch video of Kevin Prince Boateng’s goal below