Football: Hariss puts Spain disappointment behind him, hungry to star for Home United

Hariss Harun at the signing ceremony at Bishan Stadium on March 10, 2017.
Hariss Harun at the signing ceremony at Bishan Stadium on March 10, 2017. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Hariss Harun is determined to put the disappointment of his premature spell in Spain behind him as he targets a successful stint in the S-League.

The Lions vice-captain put pen to paper on a short-term loan deal with Home United on Friday (March 10) and will add steel to the Protectors' midfield.

Speaking at the signing ceremony at Bishan Stadium, Hariss, 26, said: "It's unfortunate that the move (to Spain) didn't materialise in the end. It is what it is now, it's beyond my control and it's beyond the club's control. I believe the club (JDT) had tried their best to try to put me there. But I'm hoping to look at the bright side of things, put all that behind me now.

"Hopefully in June, ideally, JDT could get me back to Spain again for the new season. We'll see when the time comes.

"I've got to look at bright and positive side of things. Home United are doing well in the league, they play a good brand of football, they have AFC Cup competition, so I hope to help the team in the best way I can."

Hariss had originally secured a one-year loan from his Malaysian parent club Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) to play in Group 3 Segunda Division B team CE L'Hospitalet and left on Feb 23.

But in a sudden twist of events on Thursday, JDT announced that Hariss will play for Home instead, due to an administrative hiccup on L'Hospitalet's end.

He could not return to JDT as the club had filled their four-player foreign import quota.

Hariss could feature for the Protectors as soon as next Tuesday in their AFC Cup clash against Vietnamese outfit Than Quang Ninh at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Hariss last featured in the S-League in 2011, where he played for the Young Lions. He also won the S-League Young Player of the Year award in 2010.