Leicester City midfielder, N’golo Kante has noted no games will come easy for France following Romania’s resilience.
Les Bleus are major contenders for the continental showpiece, more so, because they are on home soil.
However, France had to wait on Dimitri Payet’s brilliance in the 89th minute to secure a 2-1 victory over a stubborn Romania. And the midfielder is glad they faced the difficult opponents early in the campaign.
“The first opening match, it was not an easy game against a good team from Romania. It was important to win, we did tonight and that is the thing to remember,” Kante said.
“We had no particular pressure. At the beginning of the game, they had chances, but we were able to react, we managed to score first and win. We have to continue because the other matches will not be easy.
“We know that this is a competition, it is not friendly matches, there will be nothing easy. The most important thing is the victory. We must now plan on the next game and play a better way.
“We knew it was going to be complicated, but this is a team that is confident and we demonstrated that today.
“First we will enjoy tonight and for the next matches, we’ll try show a better face even if the win is the most important.”
Kante was also keen to praise Payet, who he says has nothing to prove after a brilliant season in the Premier League with West Ham.
“Dimitri, we know him, he had a great season. Today he made an assist and scored a goal, we hope it will continue like that,” the Leicester City star said.