'We have no examples of a team who won the World Cup without a big, big massive goalkeeper.
For England fans who made the journey to Moscow, there was confidence but also nerves.
England narrowly beat Colombia on penalties last night with a 4-3 win.
Southgate's side has struggled to break down teams with a similar approach - needing an added-time victor to beat Tunisia in their opening game and then only scoring courtesy of a Harry Kane penalty in the meeting with Colombia. Definitely. That's what we're here for.
History repeated itself in Gelsenkirchen in a match best remembered for Wayne Rooney's red card and Cristiano Ronaldo winking to the Portuguese bench after he had alerted the referee to his Manchester United team-mate's stamp on Ricardo Carvalho.
"When something goes wrong in your life it doesn't finish you and you should become braver, knowing that you've got to go for things in life and don't regret (that) you didn't try to be as good as you might be", said Southgate.
"The group games were relatively easy, really, nobody wanted to win the last game".
He continued, stating: "I think we have to try and defend football and we should do a little more to try to prevent certain situations knowing that they may arise". Well, if it was marked "England", it always did. "If I was a betting man I'd put your mortgage on it".
"We are getting smarter, and maybe played by the same rules as the rest of the world", Southgate said.
The Bayern Munich loanee had to watch as his side lost to England on penalties, and he'd no doubt have taken one. I apologise to all the Colombian people, but the players are not to blame for this.
"It's coming home, its coming home".
Mr Clarke, an Ipswich Town fan from Needham Market, Suffolk, said: "Let's hope we don't slip up because we could be left to rue this chance".
'Pickford will maybe be one, but at the moment he lacks experience and they might pay for that'.
After getting off to a rough World Cup start by losing to eventual group victor Japan, Colombia blasted Poland 3-0 and then took down Senegal 1-0 to book a ticket into the knockout round.
Needless to say, fans back home were amped.
And as far as supporters at the city-centre pub were concerned, the victory over Colombia was the sign of further success to come this tournament.
"Harry Kane's off to a flyer so hopefully he'll make it number six or seven tonight".
"There's been a lot about this being a young team", England's Harry Kane said.