Schalke boss Huub Stevens was angry with his side for missing an opportunity to go top of its Champions League group after it conceded a late equaliser against 10-man Montpellier last night (this morning AEST).
Schalke was leading 2-1 and had chances to score a third, but its profligacy was punished in the last minute by a
"We controlled the game for a long time, but we did not finish things off," he said. "That annoys me.
"Things are not going very well for us in front of the opposition's goal, and then we concede an equaliser with a goal which should never have been conceded.
"We set up their equaliser ourselves by not finishing an attack of our own just before the end."
Stevens added that the result must serve as a lesson to his side, which recently beat Mainz 3-0 in the Bundesliga despite a poor performance, and threw away a two-goal lead only to draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf last weekend.
While sometimes teams can be more forgiving in the Bundesliga, Stevens says that is rarely the case in
"If you don't take your chances, then you get punished," he said on his website. "We really should have finished them off."
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