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The defender was unimpressed after facing the Colombian last weekend, adding that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bafetimbi Gomis are far tougher opponents in Ligue 1.

Lorient defender Lamine Kone claims it is "quite easy" to play against Monaco star Radamel Falcao.

Falcao's side secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Kone's Lorient on Sunday after the Colombian striker won and converted a penalty, taking his tally to four goals in just five games in Ligue 1. Even so, Kone claims he was never unduly tested by Falcao in last weekend's fixture and insists the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bafetimbi Gomis are far sterner opponents in France's top flight.

"Is he [Falcao] the most difficult player I have had to mark? Frankly, no," Kone told France Football. "In fact, he's quite easy to mark.

"There are more difficult players in Ligue 1. Ibrahimovic, for example, is a genuine poison. Bafe Gomis or even [Saint-Etienne striker] Brandao are also very hard to mark. They are powerful, and strong with their backs to goal. It's hard to get the ball off them."

Monaco currently sits atop the Ligue 1 standings after claiming 13 points from the first five games of the season.

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