Hughes content with big name game

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Manager Mark Hughes is confident he can handle the egos in the Manchester City dressing room after his multi-million pound summer spending spree.

In the last couple of months Hughes has brought in strikers Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz and midfielder Gareth Barry at an estimated cost of more than £80million.

"It doesn't faze me at all. I understand it's a big responsibility and it's up to me to make sure we blend the team in the right manner and we get a winning team," he said.

The introduction of that quartet has increased competition for places within the squad and Hughes may not yet have finished his transfer dealings as he is still hopeful of signing Chelsea and England centre-back John Terry.

But despite signing big-name players - and bringing in three strikers already poses a selection dilemma - the manager insists they are often easier to handle.

He added: "Everybody has a view on how you deal with big players and big world stars, the likes of Carlos Tevez.

"But from dealing with top players the reason they are top players is because they have certain qualities and certain attributes and blend themselves to being top professionals.

"From my experience the top, top players are easier to handle so there's no apprehension about it.

"I just view it as an outstanding opportunity for myself and my football club."

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