The striker helped himself to six goals out in Russian Federation as the Three Lions cavorted their way to the semi-finals before coming a cropper against Croatia.
Southgate's men matched the achievements of Sir Bobby Robson's 1990 squad, and their efforts will be acknowledged by a sell-out crowd at Wembley.
Southgate, though, insists his England side can not afford to bask in the afterglow of Russian Federation for long. "To do that we've got to improve in every area". It's a good competition to be involved in, there are some fantastic teams involved and we need to rise to the occasion and show that it wasn't a one-off at the World Cup.
In Southgate's two years in charge, the Three Lions have also failed to beat Germany, Brazil, Italy and Spain in friendly matches.
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Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy could make his debut after being rewarded for his impressive form with a first global call-up.
This match will be Spain's first under new boss Luis Enrique, with the former Barcelona manager looking to put his mark on the national side.
Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos said there was renewed enthusiasm around the squad since Luis Enrique, who was a serial victor during his three seasons in charge of Barcelona, had taken over.