The central defender remained downcast following our departure from the FA Cup after defeat at Leicester on Sunday and, for now at least, the 22-year-old was not about to revert to type.
"I'm usually nice and chirpy, but that normally after a good result," said Daws. "Obviously we are massively disappointed with the outcome and how the second half went, I thought we dominated in the first half and should have killed them off.
Credit to them, they got a goal before half-time and then came out and gave it there all. From our point of view it was a huge blow
"The fans were amazing to us, they travelled in their thousands as usual and were tremendous. I am just sorry we couldn't give them a victory to celebrate."
Daws continued by saying the team must lift the gloom this week and get ready for the prospect of the top four clash against Liverpool on Saturday at Anfield.
"We know it is going to be a tough, tough task. Obviously we are down at the moment, but we will get back to work and hopefully get back to winning ways on Saturday. The only thing we can concentrate on is the league now and, if we do well, hopefully that is what will be remembered from this season rather than the cups."
The smile was missing from the usually cheery features of Michael Dawson on Monday.