Lambert was overlooked for tonight's friendly against Brazil.
"He's a quality player, Rickie," said the 26-year-old yesterday. "I was surprised actually that he wasn't in the England squad.
"He's a really good player, he's done a lot of hard work and come through the leagues like myself.
"He's got a rocket right foot, and he's brilliant with his head as well.
"He is a top-class player and I am honestly surprised that he wasn't in the England squad."