Hodgson and his players made their final journey out of Krakow on Monday afternoon after their elimination from
The pain was still etched in their faces as they came to terms with yet another penalty shoot-out defeat, this time to
After a whirlwind start to his England career, Hodgson does not have much time to relax.
First he is heading to
And before the closing ceremony at London 2012, Hodgson will have named a squad for the friendly with Italy, which is being played in
Asked whether the future direction of his side involved revolution or evolution, Hodgson confirmed that in August, at least, the former will apply.
"You will definitely see some revolution there because that game is going to be the ideal opportunity for me to look at some players who weren't with us here and maybe feel they should have been," he said.
"I want to see if they can add to the quality of our team."
Hodgson will be wanting to check on the fitness of
Hodgson's priority will be to get a working knowledge of as many players as possible before he names his squad for the opening World Cup qualifiers, in
"By the time we get to those qualifiers I will have to mix together what I've seen of the players who were here and what I've seen of the other players from the Premier League," he said.
"At all costs, we have to retain the two elements this tournament has given us, our defensive discipline, organisation and teamwork and the desire to be part of an England team, to really go the extra mile to be able to wear the shirt.
"The next question is then can we improve the quality within our team.
"That's something we'll have to work at. I'm rather hoping one or two players will knock so hard on my door that they prove to be the right ones."
The situation with Terry is clearly more complicated as he must face a court case on
Terry was outstanding against
"I'd certainly be very disappointed if they weren't (available)," said Hodgson.
"They've given me every reason to believe they're very anxious to continue.
"They were two of the real success stories of the tournament.
"I've not even thought of asking whether they will continue.
"They would have to knock me over with a feather if they came to me and said 'I'm not'."
UEFA president Michel Platini said preparations for Euro 2016 were "progressing well" after a meeting of the organising committee in Lille.