"So I got asked straight away at training, my coach said "who are you supporting on Saturday?' and I was like '50-50, I'll be happy for either team", so it's going to be a great atmosphere".
"It wasn't a total surprise to lose to England because they've been diamonds since day one whereas many of our goals came from penalties".
"I am excited and confident they can go and deliver again", the new Rangers boss said.
Southgate heralded the Everton stopper's man of the match display, highlighting him as integral to the brand of football he wants England to play.
Rows of seats were left empty in the stadium where England blasted into their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.
His humble disposition has given the football community a reason to watch The Three Lions without any kind of disdain.
"We are having success because we are really grafting for each other, we are playing some good football but we are really working without the ball".
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He said: "Maguire and Stones have been superb in this World Cup".
"This is absolutely fantastic - I think they can actually go all they way". We want to keep seeing those videos.
Roy, 54, from Hereford, said: "I'm very nervous, they are very well structured as a side and I am very concerned about whether we can break them down".
The 25-year-old England worldwide - who earns £40,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com - played in all 38 Premier League matches for Leicester last season. I am so pleased that they can see (that).
"I suppose deep down I've always held those beliefs and held my own values", Southgate said.
"I think a lot of teams have gone there, been afraid of the real quality teams and shown them a lot of respect".
"I don't know what it is, but sometimes I get a feeling for certain things".
"Regarding England. It is hard to speak for all Italians but I think a lot of people believe in this England squad".
"To be in charge of a group of people who give as much energy and give me as much as they have over this period of time, committed to so much, is very special".