Green has not played for England since the opening game of the 2010 World Cup when he let in a weak shot from USA striker Clint Dempsey that brought criticism from all quarters and seemingly ended his prospects of becoming England's number one.
But he is back in the fold after being called up by Pearce and he will be a part of the squad alongside Manchester City's Joe Hart and former Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson.
He was pleased to have been called up personally by the England manager in what appears to be a dramatic departure from ex-England boss Fabio Capello's indifferent approach towards his players.
Green told the Daily Telegraph: "Stuart phoned me - which was a promising start - and had a chat.
"It meant a lot to get a personal call.
"On a working level we will see what happens in training this week."
David James took over from Green since that fateful match in South Africa and Green eventually opted to be excluded from consideration after England's game against Ghana in March last year.
While he will be part of the squad against Holland in Wednesday's international friendly, he will probably not feature in the match. But the 32-year-old is happy nevertheless to be back in international football and he will not let the discussion about a berth in the final squad for Euro 2012 get to him.
"If you get picked, you get picked - if you don't, you don't. If you spend time worrying about it you are wasting energy," he said.
"It [international recognition] is not something that I'm really affected by.
"I'm 32 now, been around the best part of 10 years.
"That's not going to affect my life. What affects my life is what happens on a Saturday and how well we do at West Ham."
Pearce is backed by several England players to take the reins for the upcoming tournament in Poland and Ukraine and he believes that Pearce is sending the right messages across.
"He said some kind words," Green said. "It doesn't take a lot but it means a bit. It is something with Stuart Pearce that he is probably trying to portray, trying to get across."
Green has played well this year for West Ham and the Hammers, under Sam Allardyce, currently lead the table holding a slender one-point lead over Southampton with 16 games remaining.
"It's been different this season," said Green.
"In an ironic way, it has been nice to not be on a team getting a pounding every week, but it's not Premier League football and that's where the aim is to be.
"It's been good working under the manager [Sam Allardyce]. He's turned around a pretty depressed place. One thing you can do is man-manage people."
Under the Italian, the former Norwich player registered nine caps over a period of three years.