Published Saturday, 03 September 2011
Dejected, he faced the press after the Euro 2012 qualifier at Windsor Park claiming 'it was my fault'.
Yes, his back pass did set up Marko Pantelic for the winning goal in the 67th minute, but apart from that he hardly put a foot wrong.
The Rangers midfielder was one of the best players on the pitch for Northern Ireland, as he so often is.
And even though he felt the pain after the game, his team mates couldn't praise him enough.
"What happened for the goal is forgotten about already," said captain Aaron Hughes.
"What Davo did during the rest of the match far outweighs that incident."
Gareth McAuley added: "Steve is usually the star of the show and he showed he class out there again, it's just unfortunate what happened but no-one is blaming him."
Man of the match Lee Camp tried to resolve the situation by running out of his box to tackle Pantelic, but to no avail.
"We all make mistakes at times," he said, "I have made plenty, it is just a blip that Steve will recover from."
And no better time for the Aston Villa target to do that than against Estonia on Tuesday night.
With Estonia having beaten Slovenia 2-1 on Friday it still leaves Group C wide open.
Northern Ireland may be in fifth place now, but with a game in hand over Estonia a win in Tallinn would take them back up to second spot.
Okay, our confidence will not be drawn from the dreaded away record, but over the last couple of qualifiers we have seen a decent amount of quality football from Nigel Worthington's side.
I have no doubt that Steve Davis will be one of the key men come Tuesday and he can be rest assured the fans will still be belting out "You are my Davis, my Steven Davis, you make me happy when skies are grey!" from the stands.