Kenny Tete has told the Dutch press he has put the disappointment of being left out of the international picture by Ronald Koeman behind him – and hopes to return to the Netherlands fold in the future.

The right back has been one of Fulham’s most consistent performers as Marco Silva’s side have surprised everyone by firmly establishing themselves in the top half of the Premier League despite only being promoted back to the top flight last season. The defender made clear his disappointment at being excluded from Koeman’s squad for the Netherlands’ for the start of their European Championship campaign earlier this month, which drew a cutting response from national team coach, and Tete told Viaplay that he was looking to put that exchange behind him.

The 27 year-old, who has made 22 appearances for the Whites this term, is quoted by Voetbal International as saying:

“I’m not saying what he says is right or wrong. Things are always said out of emotion. That’s not bad at all. We are human beings, and we say things out of emotion. That’s very nice. I had a very good relationship with him, and I really enjoyed working under him. If he calls me, he calls me. I understand he called some other guys. Not me yet. Maybe it will, maybe not. So be it.”

Tete, whose last international cap came five years ago against France, may find that being overlooked this month works in his favour – especially given that Koeman’s side were hammered 4-0 in their opening qualifier by the French in Saint Denis. He will look to continue his outstanding Premier League form for Fulham at Bournemouth on Saturday.