The slightly bemused look on the face of Alireza Jahanbakhsh said it all.

Albion’s Iran international was excellent as his side beat Portsmouth 4-0 in the Carabao Cup.

He played a huge part in the move which he finished in stunning style.

And he picked out the run of Alexis Mac Allister with a pinpoint chip for the opening goal.

He enjoyed himself as he rarely has at the Amex.

As a result, he was a deserving recipient of the man of the match award.

He accepted the prize with good grace and spoke of his desire to kick on this season.

But, when asked if tonight’s game was his best yet for the club, he gave that smile.

“Hmm, I don’t think so,” he replied tactfully.

Read Potter's post-match assessment HERE

“I think I have had better games, to be honest, but last season it didn’t happen many times.”

That will be key for players throughout this team. Securing more chances in the Premier League.

They were slick, impressive, entertaining and generally solid and should have scored more goals.

They stepped up a gear in the second half.

Graham Potter spoke about the professional attitude they showed.

But, against that, any judgment must take into account it was against limited opponents (although, yes, they did win a lot of corners).

Context is required. Potter will know that. Jahanbakhsh seemed to know it.

But the players given a chance tonight could not have done much more to impress.