After failing to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup, Hodgson has claimed that it is personnel, rather than a certain approach, which is preventing England from challenging the likes of Joachim Low's side.
"I don't see the vast amount of difference between how we try and the way Germany try to play," Hodgson told Sky Sports News. "Now, there is a major difference between the 11 players in the German shirt and the 11 players in the England shirt.
"But if we are talking about how they attack and build up their attacks, or how they keep possession and seek for openings when they have got the ball, I don't see a vast amount of difference in philosophy or style."
England return to action in a friendly against Norway on September 3.