Croatia, the 2018 World Cup runner-up, has struggled since its success in Russian Federation and sits in last place with one point-though it could still top the group if it beats Spain and then England on Sunday. We've had a slight change of system, which has also had something different, so we have some flexibility in how we can play, so we're always improving.
The England boss explained: 'I think we've proved ourselves across the year to be two of the best teams in the world this year.
"I think we've learned with every experience that we've had", he said.
The match with Croatia is one we're really looking forward to. I have also seen first-hand that they are getting coached right, with good ideas, and the players are responding well to that. That was a massive result, to win away in Spain. We've got huge respect for them, their players, their coach, their mentality.
While Rooney's global career was coming to a close on Thursday, Jadon Sancho's was just beginning.
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"I'm not surprised by him".
"I remember Slaven having a fantastic impact with the team", Southgate said.
Rooney laughed off a question about whether he feels envious of Sancho, who has impressed for Borussia Dortmund this season. Are you jealous of me because I'm younger than you?
He added: "I'm excited for them all because I'm a fan of England". This is a great opportunity for this group of players to make that next step. They have the potential to go further and I know from the mentality of the players, even though they are young, the mentality is right.
"They've already got to a World Cup semi-final, but they can't sit back and be happy about doing what the 1990 team did".