Gold believes West Ham club captain should not give up on England because he still has something to offer at international level.
"Thankfully Matthew Upson has returned unscathed but from a personal point of view I am really sad he was not given the opportunity.
"When I see the team that's picked and Matthew is not in, I'm disappointed for him. He works hard, he is the consummate professional. He is everything we want to see from a professional footballer, on the back pages not the front pages.
"I've known him for years, he's a good guy and it would be nice to see him playing for England. I would urge him to resist the idea of retiring.
"It's not as if time is passing him by. He can still be a great asset for the England team as well as for West Ham United for many years."