'We are talking every day on WhatsApp, we go everywhere together [in England], we talk about what the team lacks.
Southgate is hoping to lead England to their first knockout win since 2006 in Moscow, where he believes his side will rise to the "fantastic challenge" posed by Colombia and reach the quarter-finals.
In celebration of this, we have capitalised on the general enthusiasm (because who knows how long it will last) by compiling a video examining the thoughts and musings of some of our staff at this surreal time.
Of course, winning games at a major tournament always helps, and is not something we've been all that familiar with in recent times - Tunisia was our first World Cup win since Slovenia in 2010 - but there's something else.
"We think tonight is a good experience". I don't think we've played poorly at all tonight. "Some outstanding individual players but we feel we are a team that is improving". "But you're playing against the best players in the world".
"We've not had too much conversation since we've been here".
"Colombia have great talent and are a risky side and we have to be switched on to them, nothing more". In the 80 years since then, they've lost four knockout games.
"It looked like Colombia had 30,000-40,000 fans in the stadium". But when you're a leader and a manager, you have to make decisions which are right for your group to achieve the primary objective.
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"Yeah (I am fully fit)", the Tottenham man said after missing the Panama and Belgium matches.
"But as a group of staff we were very clear on what we felt that needed physically, medically, tactically for the benefit of the group".
"We've at times had a squad with real top players and at times we've had a squad with not such outstanding players who've been in those knockout situations".
"So, I had to balance that".
"I'm entirely comfortable with the decision". "If I do have the opportunity to get back I will".
Meanwhile, Los Cafeteros ended top of Group H after a defeat to Japan but followed that setback with consecutive victories over Poland and Senegal.
"Remember we made nine changes".
"On the pitch, we were just thinking of having fun", said 21-year-old attacking midfielder Youri Tielemans, who forced England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford into an excellent save with a long-range effort in the first half. I didn't see that at all.