"You get your rewards for hard work and I was absolutely delighted for Joleon when he came on," Neville told evertonfc.com.
"He's quick, strong and powerful - a proper athlete. He's got great talent and composure and basically he has every attribute you want going into a big game. He certainly wouldn't let anyone down if he is selected.
"I love playing for my country and everyone wants to be involved in these occasions but if Joleon was selected ahead of me, I would be absolutely made up for him. He is going to win a lot of caps and is going to become an increasingly influential player for Everton."
The American said: "I'm really excited for him. When he arrived at Everton, people were asking how he was going to do. But he's shown everyone how good he is.
"I have all the confidence in the world in him. When you're behind him, you have no doubts.
"He's got the physical size and the ability but is very composed as well.
"His performances from day one have merited an England call."