Dimitri Payet’s guide to becoming universally beloved (by everyone outside of Romania)

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Step 1: Be an unassuming shop clerk while also playing for Nantes.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ctt_iJRK1i0

Step 2: Eleven years later, at the age of 29, score a near perfect late winner in the opening match of a major tournament on home soil.

Step 3: Shed tears of joy, pride, and humility.

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Step 4: Hugs.

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This inevitably leads to…

Step 5: Wait for a cargo plane full of money to drop its contents onto your front yard.

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