They say you find out who your friends are when the going gets tough.
And Tomasz Kuszczak has found he's not short of pals in the West Bromwich Albion dressing room in the wake of Monday night's calamitous blunder at White Hart Lane.
The Albion players were queuing up afterwards to offer their support to the Polish goalkeeper after he handed victory to Tottenham Hotspur in the 89th minute, keen to balance the record with reminders of just how many important saves Kuszczak has made this season.
Ahead of Saturday's daunting visit of Liverpool to The Hawthorns, Kuszczak only has to remind himself of the last time he took on Rafa Benitez's Reds to give himself an injection of confidence. It was only his inspired display that stood between Albion and another hiding at Anfield over Christmas.
Striker Nathan Ellington watched in admiration from the bench that day as Kuszczak made enough top saves to earn a month's worth of man-of-the-match bubbly. And his post-match comments at White Hart Lane were typical of the dressing room feeling towards Kuszczak.
"He's not happy with himself," said Ellington. "And it was a silly mistake. But Tomasz has saved us many times before this season. That was just a little blip, he'll get on with it and pick himself up. And he'll be all right."
The Baggies' top scorer could be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to examining his club's record against Liverpool.
All he's seen so far with his own eyes is the 1-0 defeat at Anfield three months ago, in which he came on for the final ten minutes. And it must have come as a shock for him to discover that the Baggies' four previous Premiership meetings with Liverpool prior to this season's trip to Anfield had seen them concede 16 goals without reply.
Liverpool's first Premiership visit three years ago was an Albion disaster, four-goal Michael Owen and two-goal Milan Baros running riot against a patched-up Baggies defence to win 6-0.
Then last Christmas, Albion leaked another five goals in a performance so bad that new manager Bryan Robson has since admitted that it was the cue to rip up the script and start again.
Now Robson's reshaped Albion team have the chance to not only avenge all those defeats, but put Monday night behind them too.
"We know what's required of us," said Ellington. "We have to pick ourselves up.
"People expected us to just come to Tottenham and get beat. Instead, we've come and given them a good game and should have got something.
"We showed passion, got forward, created some good chances and deserved to come away with something. And that makes it heartbreaking the way it ended.
"What happened at Spurs was just the sort of bad break you just don't need when you're down there.
"But we can go into Saturday's game with Liverpool still thinking we're capable of getting something. And I'm very confident we can still get out of this."