West Ham United midfielder Dimitri Payet was the talk of Twitter last night, after his performance for France.
Payet was the star of the show once against as Les Blues ran out 2-0 winners over Albania.
The Hammers playmaker had endured a frustrating evening, but his class shone through in the end, when he curled home his country’s second goal of the evening.
Albania had frustrated France for much of the match, but a late goal from Antoine Greizmann forced the underdogs to come forward.
And Payet made Albania pay in the last minute, as they chased an equaliser, by exploiting the gaps in their defence to curl home a wonderful finish to seal the three points.
The strike was Payet’s second goal of the tournament, following on from his display in the opening fixture at Euro 2016 - where he curled in a last minute winner against Romania.
Payet’s reputation is continuing to grow, and the likes of Luis Garcia, Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand were just some of the pundits and players purring over the 29-year-old’s display.
Payet.....cor blimey. Happy feet!!— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 15, 2016
WHO WE GOT ? WEEEEE'VE GOT PAYET, DIMITRI PAYETTT— DAVE SULLIVAN JNR (@DaveSulley) June 15, 2016
He has to steal the show again Payet!— Rolando Aarons (@R_Aarons16) June 15, 2016
What a talent Payet is! Great work to make space and get his shot away to finish it off for France.— Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) June 15, 2016
Top team this France said from the start I fancied them! Payet is on Pogba has everything! @11_robbo what I say!— Anthony Pilkington (@Pilkington_11) June 15, 2016
Still very early but Dimitri Payet got a very good chance of being named player of the tournament. Hammers got some player on there hands— Elliott Bennett (@Ebenno88) June 15, 2016
WE'VE GOT PAYET!!!— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) June 15, 2016
Payet again. What a player! Best player in the tournament so far. #FRAALB— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) June 15, 2016