Southgate heralded the Everton stopper's man of the match display, highlighting him as integral to the brand of football he wants England to play.
The nation's unofficial anthem Three Lions - with its incredibly catchy chorus "it's coming home" - has enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks as the Harry Kane captained side has made the semi finals for just the third time.
It's a bit odd in our opinion, like, there's nothing like leaving the boozer and nipping down to your local IKEA after you win a match to jump on some beds.
Of those who did show up at his restaurant on Saturday, there was one table of Sweden fans who came in, only to witness the loss to England.
"We had to withstand a lot of physical pressure but the resilience of the team was crucial. That's something we've got to think about tactically", he added. I promised myself I would not support any European team in World Cup, but during the group stages two teams really impressed me in France and England. "It's nice within football to affect some things and the players have that opportunity as well because they have a voice and they have influence on young people, especially the young people from the areas they came from".
Kyle Walker, within moments of the final whistle in today's win over Sweden, proved his bantability with a hilarious with a superb dig at goalscoring hero Harry Maguire. "We know there is still a big game ahead but we are feeling good, confident. [Didier] Deschamps is able to make them play in a good way and it's a pleasure to watch their games".
While some social media users criticised the fans' actions, others passed it off as harmless banter.
"So, I think right OK, it's impossible to please everybody all of the time but you've got to just believe that you're making decisions for the right reasons".