Poulter was not chosen for this afternoon's foursomes as Europe try to overcome their current one-point deficit in Scotland.
"Obviously my record has been pretty good so taking a dent this morning I can shrug that off and look forward to tomorrow," Poulter told reporters. "Obviously it's a loss on the board, whether that be 5&4 or one down, but I don't look at it as a heavy loss, I just look at it as a loss.
"I said to Stevie walking off the golf course when I played with Darren Clarke in 2004 we had our butts kicked the first time I ever played and obviously we've had that today. But you know what, things can change very quickly.
"Me personally, I need to hole a few more putts and that's what I didn't do. I left a few putts short, which is very frustrating, but this is a strong team and a team that you'll see fight very hard right till the end."
The USA currently lead 2.5-1.5 over the defending champions.