Kiely does not expect Foster to change his mind and fully backed the Albion No.1.
“It’s not a negative towards England, I’ve heard phone-ins before where people say it’s a joke, or whatever,” he told the Birmingham Mail.
“What I would say is that he did have injuries which were a concern to him. He’s taken all that information, work-load and what keeps him ticking along.
“He’s come to the conclusion that what is involved maybe something has to give.
“He’s chosen his international career. I thoroughly respect that decision given I made the same decision (about Republic of Ireland) when I was at Charlton.”