“It was a lot of stress, a lot of pressure, if someone had told me it would have gone like that I don’t think I would have believed them,” said Payet.
“It was that emotion that came out in the goal,” added PFA player of the year
Payet said he had been overcome by the way he has fought his way into the French team.
“At the start of the season, a lot of people would have found it hard to believe I would be here,” said the attacking midfielder.
“I have got here by working hard,” added the hero of the night, who is determined to “soak up the experience” of playing in Euro 2016.