The 39-year-old, who had registered as a player when he signed on as assistant to help out manager Mark Robson, showed he'd lost none of the passing and vision that was the hallmark of his 74 caps and a stellar club career with Ajax, Milan, Juventus and Spurs. His performance was impressive enough for him to be named man-of-the-match.
After the 4-0 win, Davids said: "I feel the man-of-the-match belongs to the whole group because it was a team effort.
"We saw that they really had a lot of energy and I’m proud of them because the tactical things we worked on all week they executed them.
"So I’m proud that they knew what to do because it is hard to digest so much information in a short period of time.
"There were some spells I was happy about and there were some where we definitely can improve. But the agreements we made beforehand they all kept and they executed some things well and we resulted in a win."