"I've always maintained that our fans are the worst people in the world, and the lads are all right behind me on that", he said.
Southgate may be tempted to retain the same front three as in Rijeka, where Rashford, a scorer against these opponents last month and in the friendly win over Switzerland in Leicester, might have claimed the tie only to miss two excellent second-half chances as England impressed after the interval.
Southgate guided England to the World Cup semi-finals in the summer with three centre-backs, but made a shift to a more conventional 4-3-3 in Rijeka.
"We dictated the flow of the game for a long period".
"There would be more concern if we weren't creating chances".
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Kane has now equalled his longest period without an global goal, but Southgate isn't concerned. "They were the only ones here".
As a one-off 90-minute experience it was fascinating as the sparse gallery listened to the constant cajoling of Pickford, heard Jordan Henderson ask Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic was he the referee in less than complimentary terms, and discover Southgate's squad have a distinctly unimaginative line in nicknames.
The fact that no England fans will be allowed in the stadium for their team's clash with Croatia will give the Three Lions "a major boost", manager Gareth Southgate has declared.
Playing behind closed doors must have been odd for the players, but there were a few courageous England supporters who turned up despite not being allowed into the stadium.
Dier and Kane both headed against the woodwork - but it was a miserable night for Rashford, who was guilty of two glaring misses, one when he shot tamely at the keeper when he was unmarked and seemed certain to score.
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A completely miscued finish was followed by a failure to test Livakovic from a glorious position, squandering two chances to hand England the lead.
"On another day we would have won 3-0", said Barkley. Both players' first thought seemed to pass backwards or sideways, leaving the creative burden on Ross Barkley exclusively.
Southgate introduced debutant Jadon Sancho for the final 15 minutes, but the Borussia Dortmund attacker - England's second-youngest debutant in a competitive game after Duncan Edwards - was unable to make a match-winning impact. With us, it was just about easing him into the way we play and the environment.
"We've had success building with the three and with Eric in that position it's flawless for him to drop in, so that at times was the idea", Southgate told Sky Sports.
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