Hughes has maintained that Stoke did not deserve to lose at Turf Moor in midweek, and the Welshman has hinted that the club's hierarchy were satisfied with the performance of the team.
The 54-year-old told reporters: "The owners are fans, and they, like the rest of the supporters, want to see committed performances and players running as much as they can.
"If they can, then, like on Tuesday, they will be happy. They've been in the game a long time, they know it's not always a smooth path."
Stoke face West Ham United on Saturday afternoon knowing that defeat would take the Hammers above the Staffordshire-based outfit in the table.