"We knew that it was going to be a tough game. Aris had won an important game against AEK. We faced some problems at the beginning of the game and our defence was not s it should be. We betted on our energy. Gist helped us with his energy. We have a new team and players that never played in Greec before. It;s important we got our first victory. We are still in the transitional period and we will have upside downs. Jamel Hagins's absence did not confuse us. I would be a hypocrite if I said that he was not important for Aris. We exploited his absence in the second half when Raduljca and Gist scored" said Djordjevic.