After the match with Istra 1961, Hajduk's defender Stefan Simić said:
"It was the first match in the national championship and it was important to start the competition with a victory and without conceding a goal. It's always very important for us defenders. I think that we played well in attack but we can improve it further and I believe that we will play much better. It's a great honour to play in front of our supporters, the audience that I truly love and with my teammates who accepted me really well. I feel good, we will give our best for everyone's happiness in the future games. I didn't feel pressure, we are playing football, we do what we love. We will always go and try to win each game, after Gzira it was important to concentrate as soon as possible, to find a lost energy and move on. Today's game was really not easy".