Mamadou Sakho is the most admired man in France, after his two goals helped their remarkable play-off comeback against Ukraine.
Sakho, signed by Liverpool from PSG in the summer insists he is no hero, but the reaction is clearly otherwise.
He told of his pride at being compared to legend Lillian Thuram today, and revealed his new nickname from teammates is the 'Sakhominator' - We aren't sure if it will catch on.
Now fans have mocked him up at the top of Brazil and possibly the world's most famous holy statue, ahead of his performances there with France next summer.
His next mission? Conquer Merseyside in the huge derby this weekend.
Will Sakho be a starter for France next summer?
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