LionsXII midfield lynchpin Hariss Harun has never looked back since he made his national team debut when he was just 16 years old under former Singapore coach Radojko Avramovich in 2007.
While the Courts Young Lions graduate has bagged his first major trophy in his professional career after winning the Malaysian Super League (MSL) in June, he has his sights set on more accolades in the coming months.
“The boys have improved greatly over the course of the season and the proof of that is the emergence of several players in the squad," Hariss said at a meet-and-greet session with LionsXII supporters recently.
“Looking at the past three Under-23 games, they have had good exposure and came out with decent results and we are all ready for the SEA Games.”
While the SEA Games is still several months away in Naypyidaw, Myanmar in November, Hariss and his LionsXII teammates are aiming for the Double in the meantime.
With the Malaysia Cup in his mind now, the 22-year-old rubbished suggestions of a move to other clubs in Malaysia for the 2014 season.
“I am focused on the Malaysia Cup now and whatever we have achieved this year is something which we will always be proud of," Hariss firmly stated.
“Personally, my heart and mind are set here and I am a Singaporean [so] I will do my best for LionsXII in the Cup now and we will talk about [a transfer] after that.”
While there are several MSL clubs reportedly chasing Hariss' signature, including star-studded Johor Darul Takzim, sources close to Goal have indicated that the player is also on the radar of several Japanese clubs.