It is the England boss’ way of making it clear he does not want bad behaviour OFF the pitch generating negative, embarrassing headlines.
But at the same time, he is prepared to allow players on international duty to decide how they unwind when they have time off.
He’ll treat them as adults, as long as they do not do anything to affect their performances in a negative way.
Southgate said: “They have to have time to relax, unwind and have downtime. If you’re at your club, you train and go home and you can switch off.