Rodriguez failed to impress, appearing nervous throughout his hour on the pitch. Hodgson has told the midfielder he should not be disheartened, however.
"It was a very tough one for Jay, I thought," Hodgson said.
"Lallana actually played well and did some very good things. Jay was fine. He worked hard, did all the right things and he must not in any way be disappointed with his performance.
"He is a guy we will keep watching. It was a tough one for him to come in and play in, especially when we were 1-0 down early on and Chile had their tails up."
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