When you talk the talk, it is vital you back it up with actions. How fortunate for Everton they have a manager whose deeds are as impressive as his words.
Carlo Ancelotti had delivered a call to arms on Wednesday afternoon, actively encouraging his squad – and his club – to believe they belong in the Champions League.
Some of his predecessors haven't always been so keen to embrace expectations but he is cut from a different cloth.
The video assistant referee confirming the on-field decision that Diagne was narrowly offside
MATCH FACTS AND PLAYER RATINGS
WEST BROM (4-1-4-1): Johnstone 7: Furlong 6, O'Shea 7, Bartley 7, Townsend 7: Yoksulu 6: Pereira 6, Gallagher 7 (Robson-Kanu 78mins 6), Maitland-Niles 6, Phillips 7 (Snodgrass 78mins): Diagne 7
Subs not used: Button (GK), Ajayi, Robinson, Livermore, Sawyers, Peltier, Grant
Manager: Sam Allardyce 6
EVERTON (3-5-2): Pickford 7: Holgate 6, Keane 8, Godfrey 8.