England, meanwhile, reached the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years with the help of eight goals from set-pieces, more than any other side in the tournament, including three penalties.
The iconic Black Prince statue in City Square is now holding an England flag and its very own football.
"We have kept things the same throughout the whole tournament, keep going in the same way and we will do also leading up to Wednesday", he said.
"Of course, the tournament ended in disappointment and it is nice to be able to put a different frame on it now".
He said: "It's a special feeling to know that the people back home and out here in Russian Federation are enjoying the experience just as much as we are".
However, shortly after taking over the England team, Southgate made the players sit down and watch a replay of that horror show.
A bit like catchup TV in a way, VAR (Video Assisted Referee) was introduced for the first time for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
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England take on Croatia on Wednesday in what is the biggest global football fixture for the nation in years, with a potential date with either France or Belgium in Sunday's final.
The players have seen the videos of fans wildly celebrating their quarter-final victory over Sweden and are aware of the mood in England but Dier says their eyes are fixed on their next task.
Southgate tomorrow takes his team into the biggest game the country has seen since the 1990 semi-final.
The boys, between ages 11 and 16, and their 26-year-old coach were rescued in stages over the last several days, with the final four boys and the coach brought out on Tuesday.
"We've talked, touched briefly, certainly, on the team which won [the World Cup in 1966], how they're still held and revered", Southgate told reporters.
Loftus-Cheek started two out of England's three World Cup group games, and although he has yet to appear in the knockout stages for the Three Lions in Russian Federation, he has shown his potential as a combative and tough-tackling central midfielder, who is capable of playing for any Premier League side.
"So, we were at home and I went to get changed and I thought, "Hmmm, shall I wear those socks?'".
"So we'll just have to assess people as we go".