Keane goes into the final three games of the season on a double mission â€“ to help his club qualify for Europe and in doing so prove to Southgate that he deserves to be part of his plans for the summer.
â€śI was disappointed not to be in the last squad, so I know I've got to finish the season well and see what happens," said Keane.
â€śI was surprised I wasn't in it. I'd been in a lot of squads before that and I was playing really well.
â€śAlso I didn't get told about it. I only found out when it got announced on Sky.
â€śSo I called Gareth on the night it was announced. Obviously I'm going to keep the actual conversation between ourselves.
â€śBut I thought I was going to be in it and I hadn't had an explanation. So I wanted to know why, I wanted to know what I had to work on and what I had to do to improve.
â€śThere were obviously things I didn't agree with â€“ but I think that's normal when you've not been picked. I'm going to be frustrated.
â€śBut at least I know the door is still open. I've just got to keep playing well and see what happens.
â€śI know what I need to work on, what I need to do to get myself back in it.
"That's the main thing that I got out of the call."