Bacary Sagna thinks Manchester City can match Barcelona if players stay together.
Southgate showed commendable foresight when he warned on arrival in Repino that England's squad must have the resilience to win games in "the 93rd or 94th minute" if required.
"Obviously I've been moping around but those days are over", he said in a video posted on Instagram.
"The other night was a good test for us heat-wise". Harry [Kane] you hero. "He'll be balling and I'm gonna be cheering".
Sterling has not scored in 21 games for England dating back to an October 2015 strike against Estonia.
The Three Lions are next in action on Sunday, when they face Panama at 1pm BST.
After the furore over Sterling's gun tattoo and then his late arrival at England's St George's Park training camp before leaving for Russia, Southgate was very supportive of the player in public.
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"So I'd say to Sterling, look - it was between you and Marcus, you didn't give me the performance I'd hoped for, but you did OK".
"It was just before training, just before we went out and did our warm-up", he said. I love playing with him. We sat down and did a one-on-one.
Twitter users were quick to raise suspicions about the whereabouts of Ramos, who was blamed for the injury during a tackle to Mohamed Salah in May's Champions League final in Kiev between Liverpool and Real Madrid. He's a born victor.
Telling his story on the Players' Tribune, the winger wrote, "When I was ten or 11, I was getting scouted by some big clubs in London". She's probably the most streetwise person I know.
"I am just a bit gutted because I was on for my record 10k time!".
"He felt he could carry on and I thought the runs that he was making and the way he was pressing the ball was still causing a problem". I can't express enough how thankful I am for that.
"He played a few great passes and defensively he's the best for me".
"And when Arsenal want you, of course you're thinking you gotta go there". You've got to beat them mentally, not at their own game. Playing with heroes and a lot of players I'd watched over the years. "All I can do is keep working hard in the gym, review my games and try to improve in as many respects as I can".