"I felt that we had the match in our hands".
Few outside the England camp predicted such a remarkable run in Russian Federation, and after the match Southgate was in no mood to downplay the fact that his team are now within one game of a first World Cup final since 1966. Tough decisions may be required, even heart-breaking ones.
"The lads would always be prepared to risk injury for these games but that can't be at the detriment of the performance", Southgate said. When the fans are like that, it makes us even better and so much more relaxed'.
According to The Daily Mail, one player was heard saying: "We could do without this today".
England survived a penalty shootout to beat Colombia in the Round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and now that Three Lions will take on Sweden in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Heck, we just wish the USA team had made it to the tournament in the first place. See the amusing exchange between the footballers here. "We stuck to our plan, kept playing our own football".
Or will it be the Three Lions who reach the last four for the third time in the history of the World Cup?
Pompeo, North Korean official express need to 'clarify' their positions
They were due to talk again all day Saturday before Pompeo heads to Tokyo to brief Washington's Japanese and South Korean allies. And he said some progress had been made towards agreeing "the modalities" of North Korea's destruction of a missile facility.
"It's quite simple, getting a daughter is the most attractive thing you can get, it's a dream for every football player to play a quarter-final in the World Cup, I just try to enjoy it, to be present in the now to try get the best possible result", he said. Our players come from the same background as their players.
"We have got to this point because our collective is so strong. They are older, more experienced, and have a better tournament record than us".
England has advanced further than was widely expected. But Gareth Southgate's side also did well to respond after conceding an equaliser so late, and obviously recovering from that.
Then, as Sweden looked to get back into the match, the favorites finished them off. Prediction: "Sweden 0, England 2". I went for England to reach the quarter-finals before the tournament starts and I'm sticking to that prediction. Portugal, a team with no identity beyond their superstar talisman, showed that in Euro 2016; England have no icon like Cristiano Ronaldo, but they are winning games in similar fashion via small, relatively humdrum moments rather than sustained bursts of quality.
Southgate's side will now face one of their fellow surprise quarter finalists Russian Federation or Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday. Prediction: "Sweden 1 England 2".
The scorer of England's opening goal and an impressive figure at both ends of the pitch, Maguire is having quite the World Cup.