The Three Lions chief confirmed he had received assurances from Wilfried Zaha that he wants to commit his future to the Three Lions, despite overtures from Didier Drogba on behalf of the Ivory Coast, the country of Zaha's birth.
It might not quite put to bed a debate that has been raging ever since Zaha received his first England call-up on Sunday for tomorrow's friendly with Sweden.
As the encounter at the newly-built Friends Arena in Stockholm is non-competitive, Drogba can keep trying at least until the African Nations Cup squads are announced next month.
But Hodgson finds the whole debate slightly odd.
Given the chance to play for England, he does not feel there should be any choice to be made.
"It is very simple," he said.
"England, for me, is very important. To be asked to play for England is a major honour and a major feather in people's caps.
"I am not interested in people who are deciding whether England is where they want to be.
"When people are called up I expect them to come running, get on a bicycle and cycle to the training session if they have to, then shake hands with everyone and tell them how happy they are to be there.
"All this nonsense about players receiving phone calls and being enticed away, if they are going to be enticed away, they are not the right player for us.
"Wilfried has played for England at Under-21 and Under-19 level. It seems to me fairly obvious if you want to do that and are happy to accept a call-up to the first national team, that is where you want to play.
"Perhaps I am too simple but I have spoken to him and he told me that is what he wants to do."
Zaha is not the only player this argument concerns either.
Danny Welbeck received criticism in Ghana for choosing to play for England ahead of the country where both his parents come from.
The Football Association are expecting clearance from FIFA for Carl Jenkinson to feature at some point tomorrow [Wednesday] after previously representing Finland at Under-21 level, whilst Raheem Sterling, despite being handed his debut against the Swedes, is also eligible for Jamaica.
"You can see it one of two ways," said Hodgson.
"You can see it as a problem or you can see it as a blessing to have so many players capable of playing for England, that if they happen to fall by the wayside there will be somewhere else for them to go.
"I would expect players who have spent the best part of their life in England - and the whole of their football education has been in England, if they get a chance to play for the national team, they will.
"But I wouldn't stand in anyone's way if England didn't mean that much to them and they would prefer to play for the country of their parents' birth.
"I made that clear to Jenkinson."
What Hodgson told the Arsenal full-back was that he would have less competition with Finland, and be aware there could be no guarantees.
Yet the situation is not unique to England. Germany have been tackling the problem for quite a while, whilst tomorrow's [Wednesday] opponents are in the same situation.
"Germany are a good example and look at the Sweden team," he said.
"I had a question about Alexander Kacaniklic, (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, their great star, is not a Swedish name, neither is (Behrang) Safari nor (Martin) Dahlin. That is the way things are going.
"All countries are benefiting, if you like, from the immigrants who are coming into their countries."
Zaha is one of the brightest prospects, someone Hodgson watched personally during his time as West Brom manager.
"I would think he is on the radar of virtually every Premier League club," he said.
"He's got the qualities and attributes that we're looking for.
"He's very direct, very pacey, skilful with the ball and has an eye for goal."