Sergio Aguero insists the win for Manchester City at home to Wigan Athletic on Saturday is more important than his hat-trick.
The Argentine scored all three goals in a 3-0 victory, in which he started up front alongside the returning Carlos Tevez, as Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli were named as substitutes.
He told the club’s official website: "It was great to get the three goals but the most important thing is that we keep winning.
"A hat-trick is good but for me the most important goal was the first one, as we needed to score."
The 23-year-old striker arrived at the Etihad Stadium over the summer from Atletico Madrid for a club record fee believed to be around £35 million.
Aguero has scored six goals in four appearances for his new club, who have started the season in excellent form with four wins out of four.
The striker's international team-mate Tevez started his first game of the season in the win over Wigan, and boss Roberto Mancini believes the forward will be back to his best soon.
He said: "Carlo is not 100 per cent at the moment but I am happy for him because for me he played very well with Sergio, he missed a penalty but this can happen - usually he scores.
"It was important for him to start, to play and to play well and maybe in two or three games he will be 100 per cent."