Southampton fans console Davis following World Cup heartbreak

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis and his international teammates are trying to cope with their failure to reach the 2018 World Cup.

Michael O’Neill’s side were beaten 1-0 by Switzerland over two legs, and to make matters worse, the playoff was decided by a controversial penalty.

Ricardo Rodriguez struck from the spot in the first leg in Belfast after Xherdan Shaqiri’s shot brushed the arm of Corry Evans.

Davis may be feeling miserable now, but he has the backing of Southampton fans, who will be hoping that the midfielder can refocus for this weekend’s Premier League action.

After Northern Ireland’s disappointment, Saints fans took to Twitter.

Southampton’s season is not going much better as they have only managed to win three of their 11 top-flight matches, which has left them 13th in the standings.

On Saturday, the coastal club face Liverpool – a fixture that has seen just two goals scored in the last four meetings in all competitions.