The former Manchester United full-back is working alongside head coach
"I was quite passionate on the pitch, but on the bench, I can't control myself," Neville, who won 85 caps for England, told FATV.
"It's good to have someone calming next to me, because I'm bobbing up and down like a cork, really."
Neville has been impressed by the affect Hodgson's calming influence has had on the squad.
He added: "[He] is calm, doesn't get carried away by things, brings a great deal of humility, trusts in his players and has faith in them and I think they are recognising that he is someone they like and want to play for.
"I think that's important and one thing about the group in this last three, four weeks, the work rate, the endeavour, the effort has been absolutely incredible.
"Even for me having played with quite a few of them, to see it from the other side is inspiring."
Next up for England is
And Neville claimed the maverick striker would be desperate to get one over on England.
"Joleon will know him better than we do, that's the great thing," he said.
"There will be no surprise for Joleon on Sunday and the same for
"But obviously knowing and playing against him means that there will be that added extra spice that Balotelli himself will want to put one over on England.
"He plays in the country, he's a big figure in
England's nine-match winning streak was brought to a controversial end as