"I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses - they are in the semi-finals, that says it all", he said. We have seen it through the tournament as some of the favourites really struggled.
"He is our captain, our leader, we follow him and if the team manages a great result and he gets the Ballon d'Or he will deserve it".
"There are a lot of different paths you can take to getting to the England senior team".
So get your kippers and slippers prepped, do your morning (or evening) calisthenics now, and for heaven sakes ring Mum, otherwise you just know she'll ring you during the match.
As with the previous knockout rounds, if a game finishes level after 90 minutes it will go to extra time for another 30 minutes.
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"When I played we beat Germany 3-0 at the 1998 World Cup (in the quarter-finals)".
"They've raised a very significant amount of money in that time and we're grateful to everyone involved". The answer, it transpires, also includes a certain Jordan Pickford, who was playing in goal for Bradford City. He has been integral to their success.
The penalty shootout win against hosts Russian Federation in the quarter-finals on Sunday seems to have gone a long way towards achieving that. I even spoke to my family. He also captained France to the final of the 2006 World Cup when he famously ended his global career in a moment of madness, headbutting Italian defender Marco Materazzi and getting sent off. It was like an early final. "He wants you to try things, he wants you to express yourself and as a player that's what I've always been (about)", Alli said.
But this is a player whose reputation took a battering at home before the tournament due to his implication in the multi-million-euro corruption trial of former Dinamo Zagreb chief Zdravko Mamic.
And going back to England, I have to give a special mention to Harry Maguire. His excellent performances are another example of Southgate's positive coaching.