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.
It's a cruel game to go out on a dodgy penalty
— CluelessPuelligrino (@kevvie_geeSFC) November 12, 2017
Can keep head held high davo!! Nothing to be ashamed of!! Very unlucky #SaintsFc
— Craig Broomfield (@craigo_24) November 12, 2017
Things r not always meant to be
— Joѕнυa (@underpaxt) November 12, 2017
— Linda Fettus (@LindaFet_fit) November 12, 2017
Very unlucky not unusual to have a dodgy ref moment cause a loss for a #saintsfc player now would it.
— chris walker (@saintwalker1) November 12, 2017
Dodgy refs cost us often enough at St Mary’s but that decision was monumentally poor! Steve and the lads can be proud-great effort tonight and very unlucky! 👍👏👏
— Stuartymcb (@StuartMcBride7) November 12, 2017
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.