He will now be hoping to pick up a second senior cap as England face Spain in the UEFA Nations League before a friendly meeting with Switzerland.
"Obviously it was a disappointment," he told Sky Sports News about missing out on a potential place at the World Cup.
"Anyone missing out on the World Cup would be disappointed but I knew the position I was in and something needed to be doing in July so I just thought I would bite the bullet, as they say, and it got me right so I started the season well and got back into the squad.
"I was just a fan, I spent a lot of time with my friends watching the football. I enjoyed what I was watching, it was a great time to be an England fan and there was a great atmosphere around the country, so even to be a small part of that squad was a great opportunity."