Tottenham winger Danny Rose was delighted with his goal scoring performance for England U21 this week.
Rose struck in their 2-0 defeat of Uzbekistan.
Back at Spurs Lodge on Wednesday, he told the club's website: "The gaffer [Stuart Pearce] said before the game last night that now is the best time for young English players to be pushing through to the senior squad.
"We've seen with Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and now the two goalkeepers as well that there is a path of opportunity there.
"It is hard because not everyone is playing regularly at club level, so when you get the opportunity to play in front of the senior manager you have to make the most of it and hopefully the club games will pick up from there."
The 20-year-old continued: "I feel as if I'm going to do well every time I go away with England. I enjoy playing under Stuart Pearce - he makes you feel loved and makes me feel like one of the better players in the team, which gives you a lot of confidence.
"Some of the more senior players were left out last night because he wanted to have a look at the likes of Phil Jones [Blackburn] and Jordan Henderson [Sunderland], but I feel everyone who came in did well."