"In my first season with Getafe we really struggled," Goal.com quotes Esteban as saying. "We didn't win our first eight games. The situation was very similar to here.
"But we had a similar confidence to this group of players and we started winning matches. We won five out of our next six. We won't panic. This has been a disappointing start but it will help us later in the season."
Hughes, who has been given the full backing of chairman Tony Fernandes on numerous occasions, has yet to win a game in the league this season.