The 33-year-old defender, who was overlooked by Hodgson for his his squad for the tournament in
He also criticised Hodgson's choice of formation, and questioned whether
He told The Sun: "I am a fan of The Ox and I wanted to see more of him but in the end he finished up as a spectator."
He went on: "
"When we need to take the ball from midfield, run 40 yards with it and put the other team on the back foot, he is the man for the job.
"Instead, we stayed cautious and
"That's not a criticism of Jordan, he is a different player to Phil, but I thought it showed we were being too conservative."
Since England's exit, Hodgson has talked about getting more young players into the team for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
Ferdinand said: "I'm reading a lot of stuff about how it's time to get the youngsters in and all of that but you only find out if they can do it when you throw them in there.
"What did we learn about Alex and Phil at this tournament?
"Do we know how much influence Alex can have on a game in a finals?
"He did fairly well against
"As for Phil, we will now have to wait until the 2014 World Cup in
Ferdinand was impressed by the performance of Pirlo, but added: "If Pirlo was English would he have made the squad let alone been on the pitch?
"I don't know as his qualities may have been overlooked ... not by just the current manager but maybe those before him too."
"The only time we really kept the ball properly was when
"But, usually, he was having to stay up and wasn't allowed to drop too much because we had set out a certain way with a 4-4-2 which didn't offer a great deal of flexibility."
He added: "It's okay saying we were very good defensively and hard to beat but if you set out to be defensive then that's your first priority.
"I'd love to see us running at other teams. I want to see Alex and Theo and
Fifteen years after their famous clash in Saint-Etienne, former