Hughes has been pleased with his form in the Premier League this season.
"I have matured a lot. When I was younger I came through as more of a technical player and that was all I was really known for," he told the London Evening Standard.
“In the Premier League you have to adapt quickly, concentration levels have to be heightened a lot because you can get caught out. You can't just be a flair player in the Premier League.
“You have to do the dirty side and you have to concentrate because a lapse in concentration for a few seconds and you get punished."