"It would be a great achievement by the team if we stay up - I'm just a part of it," said Hodgson.
"I fear we've left it very late but the great thing is we go to the last game with a chance of success. Three or four weeks ago our chances looked so slim.
"But we never lost faith in ourselves and always felt we could do it.
"However, I don't blame other people for not sharing that belief as logically it looked like we were going down."
The former Inter Milan boss added: "The work we've done in practice has been underestimated. I'm first and foremost a coach.
"I'm not the type of manager who stands there in a suit or spends the time in the office while other people oversee five-a-side. I go out onto the field and work on our attacking and defending.
"If I was to be given credit for anything over the last four months I'd like it to be for the way the team has played - the way we've tried to attack and defend."