Hodgson admitted Ferdinand has every right to feel a 'grievance' towards him as he ended the Manchester United defender's international exile.
He said: "If Rio has a grievance and does hold it against me because I haven't previously selected him there's not much I can do about that. It's a concern, but I can't do more than I am by giving him a chance to come back and making it clear I would like to use him. I can't do more.
"I like to do my talking to players face to face. The telephone sometimes is not the greatest of instruments, especially if you don't know people extremely well."
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