"We know we are not the finished article, in fact we're a long way from, but I think people see signs of progress and enjoy watching us and the manner in which we try to play".
Southgate remains unsure of what reception England will receive in front of the Russian fans, but says protocols have been discussed and put in place in the event of racism at the World Cup. In the end, we want to entertain where we possibly can.
"There was a clear shift in the identity of the team, we went to a back three and people have been warmed by that, not only the young players in this squad, but the young players in the system, the success with the junior teams". But for us it's to play attacking football, to score, and that's important.
England wrapped up their St George's Park camp preparations by staging an internal match on the Sir Bobby Charlton Pitch.
England will train at the nearby Spartak Zelenogorsk Stadium.
Captain Harry Kane set the tone with a confident assessment of the team's chances and others have followed suit.
The golf course is located 10 minutes away from England's secluded hotel in the town of Repino.
Donegan penned the song in 1965 as the official tune to go along with the Football Association's mascot for the tournament.
It will be the first World Cup appearance for the Tottenham striker, and Kane said that he wants to improve his scoring record in the big tournaments. "He's a player you've got to keep but it will be very hard to do so".
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