The former Manchester City teammates were reunited earlier this month in the Europa League.
“Football is a funny old game. You are a villain today and a hero tomorrow. He can be that hero tomorrow.
“He is such a nice fella that I can only wish him the best and from a personal view get back where he belongs. Why not play for England again?
“Joe is a world-class goalkeeper, there is no doubt about that.
“I was very surprised how it went for him but when you get a new manager in at such a huge club as City it is always difficult.
“It takes courage deciding to come to Burnley."