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