Hughes said in the Daily Express: "If players have not experienced away games against physical sides, it can be an eye-opener for them. But we are talking about top-quality players here.
"Robinho has played in huge matches all over the world in very intimidating atmospheres and I don't think a great deal fazes him.
"He takes it all in his stride, he has great belief in the amount of talent he has, and rightly so.
"He understands that against any team he can have an effect on a game."