Ronald Koeman’s side earned a last-gasp point against the Black Cats last Saturday, despite failing behind with five minutes to go and having only ten men, following the dismissal of José Fonte.
Davis believes the spirit the players showed in rescuing a draw can help ensure that they quickly snap out of their current run of three matches without a win, as they prepare to visit Stoke City this Saturday.
“It would have been easy to let the heads drop,” Davis told Southampton’s official YouTube channel
. “The boys dug in and kept going right until the very end and it's good to have that attitude and desire to keep going.
“Obviously, we got something from the game in the end. As I said, it's important now we go to Stoke and try to get a result, but again we know it's going to be a difficult game there.”
The 1-0 home loss to Stoke in November kick-started a run in which Saints won just one of ten matches across all competitions, and Davis wants to make sure the side’s current dip in results does not extend into something similar.
"I think when we went through a difficult period in December we felt we were playing ok, without getting the results the performances deserved, so it's just about trying to keep that spirit and keep the right attitude, and show our character really,” he said.
“That's the case again. We don't want to go on as long a run as we did in December, so we want to make sure we go and get the right result on Saturday.”