The pair played together with Tottenham.
"Tom is one of the most under-rated players in the league. I have never seen anyone do what he can do with both feet with a football," the Swans winger said.
"Jake (Livermore) compliments him well. Hudds has the vision and he can play the pass and Jake does a lot of his work. It's a good pairing.
"I am sure Tom was appreciated at Tottenham, but it gets to a time in everyone's career when you want to play games.
"If you are not playing the games then why are you playing football?
"He made a decision to go to Hull and he's had a good season."
But what about a place in Hodgson's World Cup squad?
"For me, yes. He has got the talent and ability to be around that squad, there is no question of that in my mind."
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