Like a lot here, I'm caught in two minds over this.
At times he frustrated the life out of me.
I never understood - and never ever got anyone willing to expand - why people thought he had "undoubted skill".
I thought he had very limited skill, his touch was poor, almost Heskey like.
He couldn't dribble, he just did the same thing of knocking it past players and then run at them.
His passing was erratic, sometimes he could whip in a great cross, sometimes it was like it was the first time he'd seen a ball.
He was fast, but seemingly too stupid to learn how to use it.
He had a great shot though, and I hope Hoffenheim give him a season up front, because I think if they do this time next year we'll all be rueing the day we let him go.
He's no left-winger though, and it always seemed the most stupid of decisions that led him to seemingly adopt that as his position.
And for those booting him on the way out, I've seen nothing but effort from him for the best part of a year from him - so you're all wankers.