He played a solid game for England, and nearly got himself on the scoresheet.
Southgate and England can congratulate themselves on discussing this team with eight wins and also two draws from 10 video games.
"In many aspects we moved the ball quite well", Southgate said.
Waddle, who made 62 appearances for England between 1985 and 1991, thinks Southgate is limited by the kind of players that English clubs are producing.
Already assured of top spot in Group F and hence, qualified for next year's showpiece event, England had the luxury of affording debuts to Harry Winks and Harry Maguire for Sunday's clash at LFF Stadium.
Registering just four shots on target against a team ranked No120 in the world, the Three Lions sealed maximum points courtesy of a first-half Harry Kane penalty - his 43rd goal in 37 appearances for Tottenham and England during 2017.
Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs, summarising for ITV on Sunday, said England's players were scared to "take risks" to create goalscoring chances.
Southgate handed debuts to Harry Winks and Harry Maguire and midfielder Winks admitted he was shocked to get the nod.
And Wright believes England, who will face Germany and Brazil in November friendlies, are not playing with enough freedom.
"We just lacked a bit of quality around the final third and it has been a familiar theme in this qualification campaign, really". "I have the opportunity to do something very few people have done in their lives - to lead their country to a World Cup also having played in one".
"The challenge is you play a packed defence who don't even come out at 1-0 down".
"We're in an era where it must be hard for the supporters to relate to players because of what they earn and all of the hullabaloo that is around them". The latter should be fit again by the end of the year, so Southgate essentially needs to find a system to get the best from all of them.
Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world.
"They might find it hard to find much love for me with my history with England, but I've managed to shoulder that for 20 years!" he said.