"And her son plays for England".
"They're the only words that really matter to us at this moment in time".
He will have to be more restrained, on the outside at least, should England score against Panama, having to protect that dislocated shoulder. The response from the players?
"They were a bit surprised in the team meeting and were asking 'what have you been doing!?' - as always, they were probably quite amused".
"It is better this is me than one of the players", the England manager added. It can't be light-hearted against Panama, though, because of the danger of an embarrassing upset.
First things first, it is not a negative thing that England had to rely on Harry Kane to come to the rescue with his late victor against Tunisia in their World Cup opener. "He tried to put a smile on everyone's face".
Sterling was short of his best in Volgograd and was replaced by Rashford.
Former global Southgate was not injured, however, celebrating captain Harry Kane's 91st-minute victor.
But mainly because Panama is such an underdog.
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Captain Harry Kane praised the resilience the Three Lions manager has instilled in the group since he took over officially on November 30 2016.
"We have looked at Terry Venables and the Euro 96 team, (Steve) McManaman and (Darren) Anderton as wing-backs and Gary Neville in a back three", said Hollad. If the pictured line-up is correct the leak "represents a blow for Southgate who likes to keep his team selections a closely guarded secret", says the paper.
The only effect Southgate's right shoulder should have on England is to limit the coach's sideline celebrations.
England striker Marcus Rashford has admitted that the mood in the camp "is a lot calmer" for the 2018 World Cup compared to two years ago.
Southgate has an injury doubt over attacking midfielder Dele Alli, who picked up a thigh injury against Tunisia.
The Belgium defender has been passing advice onto his team-mate and may have unwittingly aided England ahead of their Group G meeting on June 28.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek eventually replaced him with 80 on the clock and played a part in England's late victor by winning the corner from which Harry Kane scored from.
"He's gaining experience all the time".
Before leaving for Russian Federation, he was widely-criticised by the media for having a tattoo of a gun on his leg, with some more hysterical commentators calling for him to be dropped from the squad.