Of the 32 countries who began the tournament, only Nigeria and France have squads with a younger average age than England.
A bit like catchup TV in a way, VAR (Video Assisted Referee) was introduced for the first time for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
"The lads know these players, but also as a team we've got good defensive organisation".
Now it is about striking a balance between cherishing the moment and keeping even-tempered as England prepare for their first World Cup semi-final since 1990.
"We want people to celebrate.but not at the expense of law-abiding fans and emergency services' resources", he said.
Now the 47-year-old former England global is leading the team, which plays Croatia at 8pm tonight in England's first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.
"Most of them weren't born when a lot of the stories we're talking about happened, so why as a coach would I try and put that at their door? It's a very special feeling, it's a privilege for us".
They wrote: "We're delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us: while our officer attended a call nearby, this auto was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game, it's now off the road to be repaired".
It's been over 600 days since Gareth Southgate took charge of his first England game.
Tottenham's Kieran Trippier has also excelled for his country over in Russian Federation, being a creative influence for Southgate's side in the right-wing back role.
"They are all pampered, they're all headphones and you can't get anything out of them", said former player turned analyst Chris Waddle. "As for our National Football Team ... that does make me proud to be English!"
Renditions of "It's Coming Home" have echoed across pubs, parks and gardens as fans dream of a second World Cup triumph. The way we train during the week is fantastic, always with high-intensity, everyone pushing each other.
"Whether we win or lose the game, my life will not change", he added.