It was a result that emphatically ended Pompey’s run of six successive clean sheets.
But Harvey White knows they cannot afford to dwell on their 4-0 defeat to table-topping Hull at Fratton Park.
Things do not get much easier for the Blues, with second-placed Lincoln visiting the south coast on Tuesday evening.
And White – who was brought on at the interval – insists that they will brush off any feelings of frustration.
The on-loan Tottenham midfielder said: “It’s very disappointing, but there are a lot of games coming up and hopefully we can bounce back on Tuesday night.
“We want to show that this result was simply a slap in the face for us and that we’re ready to go again.
“It wasn’t our day. We could have created more chances and they looked more dangerous in the way they took their opportunities.
"We want to show that this result was simply a slap in the face for us and that we’re ready to go again."
“The manager told me to show some energy, get on the ball and keep it moving to try to get us back in the game. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
“Everyone knows that we have to look ourselves in the mirror and dust ourselves down. We’re all grown men and know not to get too down after a loss.
“It’s another massive game against Lincoln here at Fratton Park, so hopefully we can collect all three points.”
White has already made two substitute appearances for Pompey following his switch from Spurs at the start of the week.
He said: “I’m training hard and whenever I get an opportunity on the pitch, I have to make sure that I take it.
“The two midfielders have been playing excellent throughout the season and so all I can do is keep working.”