It was Arsenal's 21-year-old Wilshere who stole the headlines after a man-of-the-match performance on his seventh appearance for his country which oozed style.
"I was trying to protect him yesterday, but he doesn't need it," said Hodgson.
"You can crank the expectations up as much as you like, but he's comfortable. As long as he's comfortable, why should I worry?
"I'm pleased with the way we went about our business. We didn't steal anything. Apart from that somewhat mad spell at the start of the second half we dealt well with the problems and questions asked of us. A good victory and let's hope it leads to more good performances between now and October."