Having entered into a freakish wager with the Sweden ahead of a World Cup quarter-final, the Three Lions legend is ready to collect his winnings David Beckham is ready to collect the winnings of a freaky England versus Sweden bet with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with the LA Galaxy star heading to Wembley for fish and chips.
Meanwhile, England's 1966 World Cup hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst believes Southgate's young team can match the achievement of Sir Alf Ramsey's men and go all the way in Russian Federation. I've played with Luka [Modric] and for me he is one of the best midfielders in the world by far.
"We weren't aware of everything going on in the country as we were kept in a bubble", said Hurst, who added that none of the other teams still in Russian Federation should frighten England.
"It's felt like a good holiday we've been on - and we're enjoying every moment of it", said the Manchester United left wing-back.
"This squad doesn't have those type of players, they are all of a similar level".
"Of course you get an accumulation of fatigue through a tournament", said the manager.
"I said the same thing before the Colombia game - it's not me getting carried away".
"I would say I would be disappointed if we didn't beat them". We've shown belief and I think that's what is going to get us over the line in this game'.
"No-one wants to go home. Jeremy believes that if England were to win the World Cup, there should be a public holiday in celebration".
'If we get to the final, or if we don't get to the final, then we're one day short, it has been an absolute pleasure of an experience to share not just with the players but also the staff'.
The Manchester City man hailed England's campaign in Russian Federation as "a pleasure".
Sister paper the Sun on Sunday - formerly the News of the World - had demanded people don't go to work on Wednesday with a headline "Cancel Wednesday!".