Terry is due to start in tonight's Euros opener against France.
"We all know John's qualities, we all know what a good centre-half he is and what a warrior he is," said Hodgson.
"We also know he is capable of taking other players with him, not least of all his team-mate Ashley Cole, with whom he is used to playing.
"I'm just hoping John will show all the qualities I have seen from him over many years with England.
"I'm convinced he is determined to do that. He feels this is a great opportunity to show the very best of what he can do."