Dimitri Payet’s France team-mates shower praise on West Ham player

• Patrice Evra, Bacary Sagna laud Payet’s winning goal against Romania
• Front page of L’Equipe read simply ‘Payet Saves the Party’

At West Ham they have been singing his name all season and Dimitri Payet’s France team-mates have now joined the chorus of praise after he spectacularly got them out of jail in their Euro 2016 opener, predicting the confidence gained from his first season in the Premier League would translate to the biggest international stage.

The front page of L’Equipe read simply “Payet Saves the Party” after the West Ham striker sent his shot arrowing into the top corner with one minute to play to ensure the host nation began the tournament with a 2-1 victory against Romania.

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