Didier Deschamps hails very important West Ham star Dimitri Payet

West Ham's Dimitri Payet

The West Ham man was the star of the show in France's win over Cameroon on Monday.

France's national soccer team coach Didier Deschamps attends a news conference at the Beaujoire stadium in NantesFrance's national soccer team coach Didier Deschamps attends a news conference at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes

France manager Didier Deschamps has hailed West Ham United star Dimitri Payet after his match-winning free-kick against Cameroon, reports FourFourTwo.

Payet enjoyed a superb first season at West Ham this past year, as he quickly became the star of the show at Upton Park.

West Ham's Dimitri PayetWest Ham's Dimitri Payet

His form earned him a call up to the France team ahead of Euro 2016, and he has also shone on the international stage.

He was the star man on Monday evening once again as a superb last minute free kick saw Les Blues secure a dramatic 3-2 win over Cameroon.

Payet now looks a certainty to be a starter for the hosts at Euro 2016 this summer, and Deschamps has hailed him as a very important player in the squad.

"This game was good for him, to get back into the pace,” FourFourTwo reports him saying.

“He can do better, but every time he touches the ball, there is something happening. And he has the quality of set pieces, free kicks, and corners. He is very important."

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions LeagueReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League

West Ham will now be hoping that Payet’s fine form doesn’t spark serious interest from the big European sides this summer.

There has already been talk that Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid have an interest in his services, and it would prove hard to resist their advances should they come.

The bonus for them is they signed him to a new and improved deal back in February, which may have been a very smart move given the attention he is garnering.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic with Dimitri Payet as he is substitutedWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic with Dimitri Payet as he is substituted

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