Dan Bentley was flattered to hear that Dean Smith believes the Brentford goalkeeper has what it takes to play for England.
The Bees head coach believes that if the 23-year-old continues at the rate he has done then he will stand a chance in being named in a Three Lions squad and eventually play for his country.
And Bentley admitted it's a dream of his to pull the shirt on and run out at Wembley Stadium to play for his country.
He said: “It's a fantastic compliment to receive from the manager. I have huge respect for him. It's fantastic he's said it.
“Being picked for your country is the ultimate honour and that's something I'd relish. It's always been an aim of mine to get international honours.
“That'd be fantastic if and when that did happen. I'll be working as hard as I can for it to happen and keep the consistency in myself.
“Hopefully, one day it'll happen. I'll keep my feet on the ground and be humble in my approach.”
Joe Hart, Fraser Forster and Tom Heaton are the three players in the squad for this round of international games, with Jordan Pickford recently called up as well.
Behind those four, there are three players in the Championship who are all vying for a spot in the squad including Fulham's David Button and Brighton's David Stockdale as well as Bentley.
Bentley added: There are a lot of good keepers around and a fair amount of English ones.
“I'm at the lower end in terms of age. David Button and David Stockdale have a bit more experience.
“You look at the squad; you've got Tom Heaton performing wonders. Joe Hart is number one. Fraser Forster has been in the Premier League and Jordan Pickford has been called up.
“I'll certainly be ready if called up. My concentration is on Brentford though and that's my sole focus."