Kevin-Prince Boateng’s goal for Eintracht Frankfurt was not enough to hand his side maximum points away from home as they drew 1-1 with Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga over the weekend.
The midfielder scored as early in the 4th minute from a wonderful strike.
The 30-year-old struck from the edge of the penalty box to give his side the lead before Marc Uth drew level for the home side late in the game as the two side’s shared honours at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
Boateng believes his side were unlucky to drop points after taking an early lead.
“It was difficult for us in the second half against the attacking quality Hoffenheim have. We were too late to the ball once and then conceded the equalizer,” he told eintracht.de.
“I don’t think it was a foul in the build-up to their goal, but we can’t make excuses about whether or not the ball was a couple of yards too far forward or too far back for the free-kick.
“Maybe we just need to be a bit smarter and stand in front of the ball to stop them taking it so that we can organise ourselves better at the back.
“They made the most of those few seconds to score. I had a bit of luck with my goal. You probably only catch the ball like that once in your life.
“If I’d hit it slightly differently it would probably have gone way over.”
The goal marked his second for the Club since joining in the summer transfer window.
By Frank Darkwah