Despite the 3-0 reverse against Swansea City, Diarra is delighted with his first days at the Cottagers.
"Players like Andy Johnson, like Danny Murphy, like Mousa Dembele, like Clint Dempsey - they all like to play. So I had to come to give my little talent to also show how I can work! I knew Martin Jol before he knew me and I knew his mentality. He likes to spend time with the players, he loves to be close to his players and he likes to give confidence to his players," he told fulhamfc.com.