International weeks can be laborious for club football-starved supporters, but Hodgson deserves some sympathy for having to deal with the England squad.
This collection of players include players eager to hail Joe Hart as the best goalkeeper in the world, never mind the poor Euro 2012 he had. Or Iker Casillas, Manuel Neuer, Gigi Buffon...
With such high opinions of themselves, it's no wonder the Three Lions consistently fail in such underwhelming circumstances at tournaments.
But Hodgson, who signed a four-year contract in May, is in it for the long haul. And some haul it looks to be, judging from some of his expressions.