"And I'm not sure he was developed, I think he was a effect of a unique talent.capable and willing to have the ball against any opposition".
Southgate insisted after being outplayed for the majority of a 2-1 defeat by Spain in his side's inaugural Nations League encounter on Saturday that England must persist with his intention to improve on playing out from the back under pressure.
Danny Rose and Harry Maguire revealed England's players exchanged stern words at half-time before going on to a 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland.
Man-of-the-match Rose was one of the few players to impress throughout and told Sky Sports there were a few home truths between team-mates at the interval. "We know how exciting he is and we know he is going to be a top player, he's got a super mentality and he's great to work with".
The pair travelled to St. George's Park from the U21s' camp in Norwich, as Gareth Southgate's squad continue preparations for the Three Lions' Kick It Out International against Switzerland at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.
"Shaqiri was dropping into areas that were available and they were overloading midfield. The gaffer had a stern word with us and in the second half it was much better".
"A number of other players who have had this two, three, four-year accumulation of summers of games, I would suggest that tonight is absolutely the right thing to make those changes".
"We altered the shape a little bit in the second half, which I think helped get our defence a little bit higher up the pitch and meant less running for our midfielders". We kept the ball better after half-time also. "It was a tall order to ask them to go in and play against a really good side in Switzerland, who are an excellent team. It's the way we can keep raising the standards".