"And you've not got too many players who are scarred from previous tournaments, so they go into it fresh, full of youth".
The tweet, which blew up on social media, was captioned: "I still haven't booked any holidays". But, I've said before it's going to be very tough, that's no doubt about it, it's a World Cup.
But after ending the club season with five goals in six games, he also netted his 13th worldwide goal as England beat Nigeria 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs has questioned whether England have the quality in midfield to make a major impact at the World Cup in Russian Federation.
Southgate has yet to settle on his preferred starting team and fielded Jesse Lingard alongside fellow attacking midfielder Dele Alli on Saturday, providing England with pace and creativity that led to a string of first-half chances.
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Team officials are going ahead as if Iguodala were unavailable for the remainder of the home stand. For me, I woke up feeling excited about the opportunity for us to get better today.
The Pharaohs play their final warm-up match in Belgium on Wednesday before opening their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on 15 June.
"I got a good reception behind the goal and we played really good opposition that night".
Captain Harry Kane will wear the number nine shirt, while a host of players will wear the same number as they do for their clubs. And that is just one instance, really.
"But you have to believe, you have to have that feeling that you can win it".
"The strengths of this squad are the willingness and desire to succeed and improve every day. Training each day is hard but we're pushing each other and that's the way it should be". I would not like to chuck out anything specifically but there is a lot of work.
"For the players, whoever Gareth chooses, it's quite important to know where they stand", Martyn said. "We've got to enjoy the occasion and we can't wait to get out there and get started".