Gary Lineker and Crystal Palace chairman react on Twitter to Dimitri Payet heroics

West Ham's Dimitri Payet reacts

West Ham United midfielder Dimitri Payet was the star of France’s win against Romania in their Euro 2016 opener.

France head coach Didier Deschamps and Dimitri Payet (R) during training

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Lineker has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Dimitri Payet’s performance for France against Romania on Friday evening.

Payet was the star for hosts France, who won their opening game of the Euro 2016 finals 2-1 against Romania at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

After a goalless first half, the home team took the lead on 57 minutes when Olivier Giroud turned in a delivery from the West Ham United attacking midfielder.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet reacts

Bogdan Stancu pulled Romania level from the penalty spot o 65 minutes, but Payet made it 2-1 to the French with a stunning strike on 89 minutes.

The 2-1 win in their opening Group A game means that France have a great chance of progressing to the knockout stages.

Former Leicester City and Tottenham striker Lineker was following the match, and he was impressed with Payet.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet

The former Marseille star’s performance for France also impressed Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish and ex-west Ham winger Trevor Sinclair.

Payet scored nine goals and created 116 chances in 30 Premier League appearances for West Ham during the 2015-16 season.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet looks dejected

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