Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic says his team deserved three points after their 2-2 draw away to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Dortmund lost their two-goal advantage to see their lead at the top of the Bundesliga cut to mere goal difference with FC Bayern Munchen.
And Subotic, who made his first start for the club in over 18 months, says it was a bitter-sweet afternoon for him.
“To begin with I was extremely happy. Like somebody who is returning home after a long holiday,” he told the club’s official website. “I really missed it, the Bundesliga has almost been like my home for the last 10 years.
“With that in mind, it was initially a brilliant feeling, though right now it’s naturally overshadowed by the disappointment of the result. There was more in it for us.”
Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz claimed it was two points thrown away and bemoaned his sides lack of discipline to kill the game off – after Nuri Sahin and Max Phillip handed them the advantage at the Commerzbank-Arena.
“It was a very open match,” Bosz told reporters. “Both teams had a lot of scoring chances.
“If you’re 2-0 up and have further opportunities to score then you must win the game. Sadly, we didn’t manage to do that.”