Luke Shaw, who hasn't played for the Three Lions since September 2018, has been drafted back into the fold ahead of England's opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers later this month.
"I'm extremely happy, it's a massive honour to get selected for your country," Shaw told BT Sport.
"I've been out of the fold for a while but I've always had ambitions to get back into the squad.
"Now I’ve done that and I’m really looking forward to being there with the lads."
Since making his England debut in 2014 when Roy Hodgson was in charge, the 25-year-old defender has only won seven more caps since then.
In their Thursday Europa League tie with Milan, a Paul Pogba strike secured them a 2-1 victory on aggregate to progress them to the quarter-finals of the competition. Shaw has urged his team-mates to raise their level heading into the business end of the campaign.
"Obviously, we're very happy we’re through. I’ll be honest, and the lads and staff would agree, we weren’t good at all especially the first half we were awful," he said.
"The first 10-15 minutes, we started well, kept control of the ball but it was like a switch - we turned off, kept giving away balls, bringing pressure on ourselves and we were lucky.
"Second half it always helps to have a world-class player like Paul (Pogba) to make a difference and he did that. But we know we need to be better than tonight.
"It’s a very good win and the positive is that we are through, we have players coming back and the squad looks better."