Despite England usually being one of the best-supported nations at major tournaments, the Football Association are expecting no more than 5,000 supporters to attend the game on Monday. Harry Kane, Dele Alli are instinctive players.
"England have always had incredible teams, but they are in a reconstruction phase, in progression, whereas we have a more confirmed team in my opinion".
"This team shouldn't be burdened with that because they're a fresh group, majority have very few global caps, so the future is all ahead of them", Southgate told reporters at the Volgograd Arena on Sunday.
Foster represented England three times, including Spain 1982 when he became the last Portsmouth-born player to appear in the World Cup finals. There was a perception of English football across the world and I wanted to change that.
England drew the match 0-0, with Rooney a second-half substitute, but the die was cast and he retired from global duty the following summer with 53 goals from 119 caps. This is where he can really show he is one of the world's best strikers. It gives us a huge lift to see the fans in the stadium.
It would have been a cruel blow to lose such a talented player just before the start of their campaign, so Southgate's backroom team have gone to extreme measures to try and kick any injury issues to the curb.
"His first camp, he didn't employ certain people", said Rose.
"You either want to be here or you don't".
Since Roy Hodgson's exit following an abject elimination by Iceland in Euro 2016 and then Sam Allardyce's controversial departure, Southgate has been put in charge.
Speaking of England's decision to use his product, Lizard Heat creator and managing director Chris Ashdown said; "I came up with the idea while watching Formula 1 and watching a piece by Sky on the technology and science as to why rubber is warmed pre-race in whatever conditions".
"What we were doing in training was completely different to how Iceland played in the game. But it's not something I'll be thinking about until later in the tournament".
"I can say now everything we've done in training here is exactly what we've seen in the videos from Tunisia".
"So there can be no excuses, no arguments". Southgate keeps his cards close to his chest, so we'll have to wait until Monday.
He said: "We went through a long process in terms of looking at the venues available". I don't know, it's pretty surreal when you think about it.