"To be honest for a quarter-final we were quite comfortable and I wasn't expecting that because Sweden area always tough".
Croatia lie in wait at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday, with manager Southgate telling his players to seize this opportunity of a generation.
The 25-year-old has been excellent for England during the World Cup and is also being linked with Tottenham.
The 11 goals came in six games on that occasion, with Southgate's men needing just five and having two left - a semi-final and either a final or third-place play-off - to add to their tally.
"Our strength is that we are a collective and we have our own style of play".
The other night, the game was a little bit different but he did a really diligent job without the ball for us.
"All I know is the managers who have got to semi-finals (with England) are ones I hugely respect and to be involved at this stage with England now is an incredible feeling".
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Mentally, they were very, very strong. "He's incredibly skilled, not just at penalties but as a striker". It's a strength that we are a close team and that's not something the opposition can take from us".
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Southgate feels privileged to "connect everyone through football" and hopes to keep the party going back home.
"I cant speak highly enough of the whole squad and whole group of staff because it is so united in there".
Prying him away from the Foxes could see us end up spending a huge amount of cash, especially if England progress further in the World Cup.
"It would fairly easily be the best day of my coaching (career)", said Southgate, who would like to celebrate with a pint of bitter if he can find one.
"I think I'd rather play Russian Federation to be honest".
"After previous year of course there will be more pressure and more eyes on us, but I'm confident come kick-off that they will be ready to go". "They are really important messages for us". "I think it would be fantastic for everyone".
While England's win is certainly cause for celebration, the video - which was posted to Twitter just a few hours ago and has already notched up nearly 200,000 views - has sparked numerous people to berate the behaviour of the fans in question.