Coming into the tournament I said I don’t think I’ve seen a manager handle the media as well as Gareth Southgate has. He’s done it with great thought, great conviction, and it’s brought the squad behind him. They’re very together and that is down to the manager. He drives that continuously.

My agent played in the same youth team as him and said he is someone who from a young age was never ever influenced by other people. He became a great footballer and had a great career through being singled-minded.

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