Tottenham’s Eric Dier has revealed he has a dream of one day becoming captain of the three lions.
The 23-year-old played in defensive midfield, partnering with Jake Livermore and impressing in his role against Germany.
Dier already played under Southgate at the under-21 level and he is eager to learn more from the new manager.
Southgate has suggested he could revolve the captaincy on a game-by-game basis and Dier admitted: “It’s an ambition of mine.
“I’d love to one day be able to do that. It would be a real honour for me and it’s something I’d like to work towards, but it’s something the manger will decide and he will pick who’s best.
“You never know really, things can change in football very quickly. I feel I have qualities a captain may have. I can do that job, but it’s up to the manager.
“Gareth has been around the setup for a while – the U21s – so I don’t think he’s eager to make everything different, just little things here and there, helping us as players. He was a player not too long ago so he knows how we think and what’s going through our minds. Hopefully he can pass on his experience.
“He wants a camp where we enjoy and express ourselves, and play exciting, attacking football. But we should go on a game-by-game basis; It would be foolish to think any further than that. We have to keep working hard as a squad to improve and get to where we want to.”