"We knew it was going to be tough away from home, worldwide qualifier, Scotland are doing everything to stay in the World Cup". You have short-term objectives in winning individual games but in the background a lot of the work we're doing is to start to prepare us for the finals.
"[It was] a game we should win, a game we were in total control of", said Southgate.
"Whatever it looks like, I'll have to ride that". If you're getting across and getting a hand to it, they still might go in.
Burnley goalkeeper Heaton will be rewarded with his first global start at the Stade de France, where Stoke's Butland will play the second half having not represented his country since suffering an ankle injury against Germany 444 days ago.
Heaton takes over from Joe Hart who came under criticism for both goals as he conceded against Scotland in the weekend 2-2 draw. "It is about standing up and being counted and we did that today", he told reporters.
"He's had an important experience going overseas and playing".
"We did that and it was a real quality finish under pressure to get the point".
"The objective is to qualify", he added.
"Others more thoughtful, take responsibility on the ball, show leadership in other ways". He's been much more composed before matches. "If you look at the fixtures we've got, we're capable of winning them all if we can perform like that". The captain doubled his side's lead with a low strike in the 28th, and scored Montenegro's 100th global goal to make it 3-0.
It was interesting to hear from Hart that the focus from the England players as the game re-started and the clock ticked into injury-time was on keeping their heads, when every Scot from the stands to the pitch seemed to be losing theirs.
"We're in stoppage time, 2-1 down - to get that goal was special". He's recognised that, talking to him.
The game failed to attract a full house in Nuremberg and was embarrassingly one-sided with Germany enjoying 77 percent of possession and managing 18 efforts on goal while their opponents failed to muster a single shot. He knows better than anyone that the next generation is starting to emerge. We have to be a team that, maybe the clock runs out, but you never, ever stop. He is a player that can beat players from wide areas.
Fans needed a bit of patience before the sixth arrived courtesy of Julian Brandt, whose first global goal came in the 72nd, and Wagner completed the rout with five minutes remaining. "I don't see it as a problem at this stage".