Aston Villa captain Olof Mellberg is backing Thomas Sorensen to put his latest dose of derby day misery behind him.
Once again, Mellberg found himself trying to find words of comfort with which to console a fellow Scandinavian after a match-turning goalkeeping blunder in a Second City derby - while knowing at the same time that there are no words.
"You can't say much," said the calmly reflective Swede. "He knows.
"But you have to live with that when you are a goalkeeper.
"It is worse for goalkeepers if they make a mistake. For 89 minutes, they can play well, then they can make a mistake that everyone is going to see and that was has happened again to Thomas today.
"The pain of a defeat like this will never really go away. But at least he now has the chance to go away with Denmark and forget about it.
"In fact, next week's international matches have come at a good time for all of us who are due to go away with our national teams. It's probably good for him and for us that we now have this break.
"He will see other people and other players and get the chance to talk about other things and I am sure it will help him bounce straight back."
After a third season of bad breaks against Blues, Mellberg is beginning to wonder if Villa really are cursed.
" We are definitely unlucky in these games," said Mellberg. " When there is not much in the game, as was the case today, you need that bit of luck and they have again had it.
"It was a fair result at Villa Park because we put in a very poor performance, but today 2-0 did not reflect the game.
" The moment when Nobby Solano hit the post was a crucial one, then their goal came out of nothing and it changed everything.
"It reminds me of other games we have played against them. We didn't create many chances but we felt like we had them under control.
"They did not really create any good chances, we won most of our tackles and our headers and that makes it all the more disappointing to have lost 2-0."