England full-back Danny Rose has admitted that his side's first-half performance during this evening's global friendly with Switzerland was "embarrassing".
When asked to stack up England's most talented players against the likes of Spain's Andres Iniesta, Xavi and David Silva, Southgate said: "The only one in my lifetime is Paul Gascoigne and I'm not sure he was developed, I think he was a effect of a unique talent".
Although, the Swiss got a big chance to punish them for poor defending but Xherdan Shaqiri shot wide from a one-on-one position with an on-rushing Jack Butland on six minutes.
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Among the starters looking to stake a claim for a regular berth up front was Marcus Rashford, who was paired up top with Danny Welbeck.
Fabian Delph has not played a single minute for Premier League champions Manchester City this season. Everybody has got to play a part in that but the clubs own the player and they have got to do the right thing for themselves. The 22-year-old produced one moment of quality, threading a pass down the right to Rashford, whose cross teed up Rose for an effort that forced Yann Sommer into his first meaningful save. He's had three days of little training.
And he's named an England team with plenty of promise for the friendly fixture against a Switzerland side led by Vladimir Petkovic.
Fortunately, England managed to get through the Switzerland match without the need to call on Gazza's services.
While Gareth Southgate's men did well after the break, the first half made for uncomfortable viewing. England generally prevented him from taking up risky positions, but he came close to breaking the deadlock early on after Gavranovic robbed Tarkowski on the edge of the box.