"For me personally beating Sunderland and beating Newcastle [are the best results] but it's another three points," Bruce told Sky Sports News.
"But what it does do, it gives the players a bit more belief. Some of them haven't played a lot in the Premier League and what they need is results like today to give them that belief that they can play at this level.
"We disappointed ourselves last week so you needed a response. So it was a big game in that respect."
Hull find themselves in 10th position in the Premier League table following their victory.