"We had started quite brightly and seeing we were playing against a good team, we were quite comfortable," Hodgson said after the match at The Cottage.
"But the first goal meant they had their tails up and once the second went in, the second half was always going to be difficult.
"We are not creating many opportunities or pressure and in the wide areas we didn't win enough challenges.
"We have to get to winning matches because the later we leave it, the harder it will become.
"But I think we can do it."