I was a Gareth Southgate fan when he was with the U21 before Euro 2015.
His football style was modern. Played many games with an interesting 4-3-3 with a pivòte on midfield (Chalobah), two playmakers, two second strikers and a mobile number nine.
The ball was everytime on the pitch, the intense work of the RB and the LB was very good, was nice to see the build up starter passing the ball to the CBs.
Until Euro 2015, I was a fan of him and his modern ideas. I don't know why his plans collapsed and changed completely his vision.
Tonight the 5-2-2-1 has been horrific. I have read of people satisfied about the result and the only two chances created (Germany played with the 4th choice as CB, without Khedira, Ozil, Muller, Draxler and a proper striker).
A team which want to win a major tournament can't have a back 5 + two BRMs as first plan. 8 of 11 players on the pitch tonight will be probably regular starters (Stones for Keane, Kane for Vardy, Henderson for Livermore).
Any player with tecnique on the pitch, a problem with energies because of the numbers of games (and the intensity) in England, any player with a winning mentality.
The best XI which England can offer is not better then the 4th choices of France national team. There is a big cultural football problem, but FA looks not interested.
FA refuse to see how France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Holland and Belgium (maybe Poland and Croatia) are much much better (useless to mention Brazil, Argentina, Chile and maybe Colombia, Uruguay).