Hugo Lloris warns against an over-reliance on West Ham's Dimitri Payet

France's national soccer team captain Hugo Lloris

The Hammers star has been in scintillating form in the Euros.

France's national soccer team captain Hugo LlorisFrance's national soccer team captain Hugo Lloris

France captain Hugo Lloris has lauded the contribution of West Ham star Dimitri Payet but warned against the national team becoming over-reliant on him, in quotes published in the London Evening Standard.

Payet dug Les Bleus out of a hole with a fantastic late strike against Romania in their first group game and sealed the points against Albania with another well-taken goal in their second.

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the matchFrance's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the match

"I think there is a great spirit in this team with the players involved," said Lloris. "It is not about 11 players, it is about 23.

"We are going to need everyone for this competition. Again Payet took responsibility and he knows that he has got all the confidence and we trust him.”

The Tottenham captain will be hoping to lead his country to European glory this summer and the omens have looked promising.

France's Dimitri Payet scores their second goalFrance's Dimitri Payet scores their second goal

Despite not being at their brilliant best in their first two outings, the French have gained maximum points and have an embarrassment of riches at their disposal.

The ability to call upon the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Anthony Martial will ensure France provide a stern test for any opponent and the fact that they have six points without really clicking into gear is ominous for their rivals.

France's Paul Pogba in actionFrance's Paul Pogba in action

That goes without mentioning Dimitri Payet, who already seems a shoe-in for player of the tournament, and who seems destined to lead his country to the latter stages of the Euros.

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