Paul Barber said Albion are having a great time in Europe.

But there remains work to do in Group B.

The deputy chairman and chief executive said after Thursday’s match: “We would love to win the group because that would save us two games.

“We are pleased but we have more work to do.

“It has been really special. When the draw was made, we looked at the group.

“Playing Marseille, Ajax, AEK Athens, these are seasoned campaigners in European football.

“So for our fans to come to these three stadiums, we heard the noise tonight, we heard it at Marseille, even at Ajax who are in a less good moment but it was still a great experience for everybody so we are delighted.”

Albion are forging new relationships in European football.

Directors met their AEK counterparts and dined with a spectacular view of the Acropolis on the eve of this week's game.

Barber would love more Euro involvement in future seasons.

He said: “There are a lot of other clubs trying to do the same thing.

“We know that to stand still in the Premier League is to go backwards so we will keep pushing ourselves as hard as possible.

“But it is great to get a taste of European football.

“Fans have waited a long time and they are enjoying every minute.”