Stoke are currently propping up the Premier League, sitting on one point after four games with a goal difference of minus eight, but Hughes suggests that this early season malaise will soon be rectified.
"We haven't yet been able to produce a really strong 90 minute performance, but that will come," he said.
"Obviously it is early season form and we have a number of players who maybe aren't at the level that we know we are capable of.
"At the level we play at we need at least eight or nine who are playing at the top of their game. That will change, very quickly I would suggest."