Following England's semi-final exit at the World Cup in Russian Federation, former England worldwide striker Alan Shearer has today said that the Third Place match is "utter stupidity".
Zlatko Dalic was in France for the 1998 World Cup when Croatia played in their first major tournament as an independent nation.
"I was surprised by England's substitutions", Burley said.
The draw at 90 minutes led to a heated extra time period with during which England's Dele Alli and Croatia's Ivan Rakitic almost came to blows.
Southgate certainly believes the World Cup campaign has created a foundation.
The Russia 2018 World Cup has produced a number of great stars and shown a glimpse of what's to come from future talents in the handsome game.
"We had hoped (for this) and we believed in our team, but the feeling when we finally entered the finals can not be compared to anything", said Ivan Kecerin, 41.
Earlier supporters, many of them too young to remember England's last semi-final in 1990, had listened to the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays broadcast from loudspeakers as they waited for the kick-off.
England will play Belgium in the third-place play-off match on Saturday before coming home to what is expected to be a hero's welcome. "The dressing room is a very hard place at the moment."Jean Catuffe/Getty ImagesCOMFORTING DANNY ROSE.KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images.AND JORDAN PICKFORDFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty ImagesTHANKING THE FANS " I'm remarkably proud of a group of players who have really advanced, and no one could have given any more", Southgate said.
The biggest concern for Croatia ahead of Sunday's final is fatigue, as they also required extra time and penalties to come through against Denmark in the last 16 and hosts Russian Federation in the quarter-finals.
England fans were left devastated tonight after being beaten by Croatia. "I'm remarkably proud of the group of players", he added.
"Modric has had a brilliant season with Real Madrid and here, he's still sprinting about the pitch in the 115th minute", said the coach. "We will see who wins, though it makes no difference to me".