With three signings through the door so far in this window, together with a string of outgoings, Koné is excited to keep developing relationships with his colleagues ahead of the Championship curtain-raiser at home to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday August 5 (3pm KO).
The Boreham Wood draw also marked boss Ismaël’s first match in the Hornets’ hotseat, and Koné is enjoying working with the former France youth international on a personal and professional basis.
He added: “These friendlies are really important when players are coming in and going out. I think we’re gelling well, we’re finding out a lot about each other and building up chemistry, and the games give us a chance to put that into practice.
“I think he [Ismaël] has a clear idea of what he wants from the team, both in and out of possession, which is always good as a player. He’s a good human being as well, he’s fun to work with so everything is looking good at the moment.”