Hughes says he will reprimand Robinho for his recent indiscipline and the Welsh gaffer expect the backing of the club’s Arab owner.
“I will deal with Robinho in such a way that I absolutely would not expect this to happen again,” Hughes told the Daily Mail.
“I feel confident that if there was a longer problem with any player – even Robinho – I would have the go-ahead from Sheikh Mansour to deal with it in whatever way I saw fit.”
“People talk about assurances to Robinho, but any reassurances would just be repetition. He knows how I feel,” added Hughes.
“I have always felt that the top players are easier to control because they have a professional mentality and a winning mentality and that is why they are at the top.
“Now it seems a bit bizarre to be talking like this considering what has happened with Robinho, but it will be addressed, mainly because I expect certain standards from my best guys.
“I have no problem with good footballers.
“The ones that are a problem are those ones that have a higher opinion of their ability than is apparent and a higher opinion of their worth to the team.”