After the Adriatic derby in Rijeka that Hajduk lost 2:0, head coach Igor Tudor said:
"Congratulations to Rijekam I think that today they were the better team and deserved this victory. These four days after the derby were not enough for a proper team recovery, so that we can keep practicing our style of play. I noticed right from the starts that my players were unable to follow the rhythm. We knew what kind of work this is, we will for sure learn a lot from this game. This is the only game from when I took over Hajduk in which we didn't show the right approach and style. The only possible explanation is mental and physical voidance. There are 10 more games by the end of the season and I believe that we will end the season in second place".