VIDEO: Dimitri Payet’s fires scintillating winner against Romania

Didier Deschamps did not surprise anyone with his starting eleven, with Martial being benched, allowing Dimitri Payet to start. The West Ham midfielder offers a little more dynamism on the flanks – it wasn’t easy to comprehend.

But when Deschamps brought Pogba off in the second half, knowing that his side was under pressure to win, question marks were raised. Pogba was a player capable of changing football matches with one move – exactly the sort of player they needed on the pitch.

Instead, Deschamps opted to push Payet to a more central position, with Martial coming on to feature on the flanks. Minutes later, the 29 year-old fired a sensational left-footed strike to effectively seal the winner in a nervy Euro 2016 opener.

What a player, what a goal. Dimitri Payet, ladies and gentlemen!

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