Choupo-Moting: We should have held on

Schalke 04 striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was disappointed after his side conceded a late goal to fall to a 1-1 draw against Leverkusen on Sunday.

The Miners have struggled of late, winning only one of their last nine games in all competitions and looked to be on course for an important win away from home against Leverkusen after Choupo-Moting had given them the lead in the 50th minute.

However, it wasn't meant to be and, five minutes from full time, the unfortunate Sascha Riether put the ball into his own net to level the scores.

"It's annoying to concede so close to full time. We should have held on for a few more minutes, but if you view the match objectively then a draw is an OK result," he told the official Bundesliga website.

"Leverkusen had some good chances just before the break. It's a shame we couldn't win today.

"On a personal level the goal will do me good, but if we play well as a team then the goals will come anyway. Leon [Goretzka] played a perfect through-ball and I was relieved to see the ball go in. Now we have to continue working on finishing off our counterattacks with greater purpose," he concluded.

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