The Mets “really screwed up” and “backed themselves into a corner” this winter with the way they’ve handled potentially trading Ike Davis, the player’s father says.

But, Ron Davis, the former Yankee pitcher, also believes the relationship between player and team is not irreparably broken. His son and the Mets can co-exist if there’s no deal to be had before spring training and Ike Davis is battling Lucas Duda at first base.

“Well, you have to make it work,” the elder Davis said. “It’s not like saying, ‘I’m not going to do something.’ You can’t say that. The bottom line is, hey, if he’s in spring training with the Mets, he’s got to make the team. He’s got to go out and play.

“You can’t earn a living sitting on the bench or not playing. So you’ve got to make it work.”

Ron Davis’ comments echoed what his son told the Daily News recently. Ike Davis said he wished things hadn’t been so out in the open, but that he was fine with returning to the Mets.

His dad, who spoke before attending the annual fund-raising dinner for the Baseball Assistance Team in Times Square, clearly didn’t like the public way the trade played out in the media.