Victory over Chelsea and a run to the Carling Cup semifinals is proof enough that City are on the right road under Hughes.
He told City's website: "We targeted players that we felt had the right approach and mentality to go along with their undoubted ability.
"Games and performances like we have seen in the last week have re-emphasised what I already knew about them. It was a difficult week, we had to pick ourselves up again and put in another high-quality performance after the high of Wednesday. That's the sign of a good team."