Taking the opportunity to rotate his squad and rest a number of their World Cup stars, Southgate gave caps to a number of fringe players including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus-Cheek & James Tarkowski.
"We struggled early on in the game but we want to be confident in playing from the back and we did it better in the second half".
The England boss revealed there was already a discussion going on between his squad when he arrived in the dressing room at half time, with the game goalless at the break.
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After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead. He's got that upper body strength, holds people off and brings people into play as he did for the first goal against Spain.
Switzerland looked impressively assured on the ball, managing to find space in midfield in a manner that generally proved beyond England, and saw 65 percent of possession in the first half. He still got goals but he's never quite looked like the Harry Kane we know. He's had three days of little training.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has developed further as a player than Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane had when they were the same age, according to England manager Gareth Southgate. He's got huge competition for places at his club, so you can understand that (frustration).
Southgate believes there is much more to come from him, but his prospects are not helped by the bit-part role he continued to play at United.
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Southgate has lamented England's failure to produce midfielders of the calibre that Croatia and Spain possess.
Television footage of the players walking out onto the pitch was broadcast in black and white for 25 seconds to mark the 25th anniversary of the anti-racism campaign Kick It Out.
"It's not been a flawless week by any means but we finish with a win, which is important moving forward", said Southgate.
Leicester have had a solid start to the season, winning two of their first four games, sandwiched between an away loss to Manchester United and a home defeat to Liverpool, going down 2-1 on both occasions.
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He also lead with a break in the third-set tie-break before hitting two consecutive double faults to gift Nishikori the advantage. She has 23 Grand Slams to her name and is just one Grand Slam away from equalling the world record set by Margaret Court (24).