"We can all see the difference he has made for England, not only with his goals but also because of his great movement, which creates so many chances for team-mates".
"It was not the outcome we wanted and as painful as it is right now, I'm sure we will learn an bad lot from last night's game".
"The feel of this group of players is very similar to the players we had then, but that team was a lot more experienced in terms of age and experience of big matches", Southgate recalled.
"It's been great to get to this stage but we wanted to go on and win it". However, now they have been dumped out, some fans are feeling that all so familiar sense of disappointment in the national team, who have only ever reached one final of a major tournament, and that was back in 1966.
"Football's Coming Home, as a song, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly".
England is making waves at the World Cup in Russian Federation, and they're being followed by a bittersweet tune.
"I would just walk out of the room, it is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time but involved some hard moments as well".
Gareth Southgate's England side stand on the brink of history in Russian Federation, a game away from their first World Cup final since 1966.
Meanwhile, Three Lions is set to score a UK No.1 this week, 22 years on from when it was originally released.