Earlier, Southgate and Mourinho ridiculed each other about the use of Kane, but Mourinho referred to Southgate's name Gareth as Gary. According to the England coach, Mourinho sent a text message privately to apologize to him, but Southgate was not angry, and said Mourinho only had to call Tottenham’s Gareth (Bell) right.
Speaking of this, Southgate said at a press conference on Wednesday: “I have to say that he still sent me a message privately and apologized to me. I know that at a media conference a few years ago, he Called me Gary."
"There are coaches who speak four or five languages who come to England to coach. Frankly speaking, it is not easy to get every detail right. I admire their performance very much. My Spanish and French are okay, but this is also me. The limit."
"This matter is not a problem for me. I said to him: "He just needs to call a Gareth (Bell), this person will score for him this year, and attack the city. So in my opinion, this is not a problem at all. "
It is reported that before that, as compensation, Mourinho joked that Southgate could call him John.