Green said: "McClaren never explained anything to me or spoke to me about how I could break into the team, so I was left none the wiser. I was called up for England and the next thing I was dropped. It was mystifying.
"Throughout my career whoever I have played for I have just asked for a chance. When I was at Norwich I asked Nigel Worthington for a chance and I did the same at West Ham. Neither times did I let anyone down.
"All I'm looking for is to keep climbing up the ladder.
"To get into the squad will show that the hard work has paid off, but to get into the team might take twice the effort. But fine, I'll get my head down and do it. I love to learn and work on my game to improve."