“His reaction to being taken off (against Malta) was brilliant,” said Southgate.
“He understands we have belief in him. I told him he has a tough mentality. His response in training was good.
“For creative players there will be nights when it doesn’t work and I have to make a decision whether to give them a bit longer or make a change. With Marcus in the form he was in the other night it was important to make the change.”