The Irishman netted his first Premiership hat-trick in the thriller with Everton at the Lane and he hopes the win will provide a springboard for an improved run of results after recent difficulties.
"First and foremost it was important that we got the three points," said the striker. "We've lost a few silly games recently and it was vital to put it right here - thankfully we did.
"It is probably my best hat-trick because it is my only one in the Premiership. It was good, I really enjoyed it and it was nice to score because I had all my family here to make it even better.
"We got the three points and hopefully we can kick on from here in the games coming up and push further up the table.
"We didn't know we way it was going to go. We had to keep going, keep working hard for each other and that's what we did."
Robbie Keane insisted that the reaping of three valuable points means far more to him than the scoring of three superb goals.