The Swiss international revealed that his wonder strike against the Toffees was a fluke as he attempted to cross the ball to Marko Arnautovic.
Hughes said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's meeting with West Bromwich Albion: "I'd like to think he did [mean it] but unfortunately I heard Charlie Adam on the radio this morning saying that Shaq told him he didn't mean it.
"So there you go. I would have kept quiet myself and just said I meant it.
"Irrespective of whether he meant it or not, it was still a fantastic goal. But you shouldn't really doubt Shaq because he has the ability to do something like that."