"The reality is, as I have said for a number of weeks, that we have to go to Newcastle and win," added Southgate, whose team then face Aston Villa at home before travelling to West Ham for the final game of the season.
"As a group of players and staff, we have to consign today to history.
Southgate satisfied by Boro effort
"The last two weeks, we have been looking for a miracle, really, to get a result against the two teams we have been up against.
"Now we have realistic opportunities and we have to take them.
"We have got it all to do - but we have known that from probably 10 weeks ago."
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