"We have got two finals now [FA Cup and Champions League] and a massive game against Newcastle in three days," he said.
"That is the most important game right now and, if we can beat Newcastle, we will be closer to the top four and we can approach the FA Cup final against Liverpool with more motivation. It can be a great week."
Torres's performance drew praise from his manager Roberto di Matteo, who was pleased to see his striker begin to show the sort of form which persuaded the club to make him their record signing.
"He was always working very hard for the team and putting assists in," said Di Matteo. "We are a team and that's what you support, and it doesn't really matter who scores.
"But I'm pleased for him that he's scored the hat-trick. The confidence comes with the wins and, obviously for a striker, maybe a little bit with the goals as well. The whole team looks full of confidence."
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