The England boss faces a crucial world cup qualifier on Tuesday at Wembley and admits he is concerned but is confident the team is fully prepared for the challenge ahead
Hodgson’s men currently top Group H with 19 points – one ahead of second-placed Ukraine who travel to San Marino, who have never won a qualifier.
Should the Three Lions fail to win and Ukraine beat San Marino, England will have to reach next year’s World Cup via a two-legged play-off.
"We've prepared. We’'e ready. Bring it on," Hodgson told reporters.
With echoes of failing to qualify for Euro 2008, Tuesday's match is arguably Hodgson’s most important yet and the England boss knows the lead-up to kick-off will be anything but comfortable.
"I'm a worrier," he added.
"Anyone who works in football is a worrier. It won't be my best night's sleep because of all of my waking thoughts are around England versus Poland. It's not good we’ve got to wait until Tuesday evening for it.
"But I have great faith and trust in the players. I couldn't be putting a stronger or more confident bunch of players onto the field.
"But football is not a science. Things can happen in games you don’t want to happen."
England are unbeaten since losing to Sweden last November and have only two competitive matches in normal time since the 3-2 defeat to Croatia in 2007.