Nis­san un­veils UEFA Cham­pi­ons League stars Bale and Aguero as new global am­bas­sadors

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

Nis­san, the of­fi­cial global au­to­mo­tive spon­sor of the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League, has con­firmed Real Madrid C.F. winger, Gareth Bale, and Manch­ester City F.C. striker, Ser­gio Aguero, as the brand’s new global am­bas­sadors and En­gi­neers of Ex­cite­ment.

As Nis­san’s new global am­bas­sadors, Bale and Ag¸ero will help the Ja­panese car man­u­fac­turer to bring foot­ball fans closer to the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League ac­tion. They will play a piv­otal role over the course of the sea­son in ex­cit­ing fans, start­ing with a lead role in an ex­clu­sive film cre­ated by Nis­san.

Show­cas­ing their elec­tri­fy­ing skills, the film re­veals the star play­ers as they go head-to-head in an in­tense and com­pet­i­tive rally. The En­gi­neers of Ex­cite­ment chal­lenge each other to re­turn the ball, and we see their pre­cise shoot­ing tech­nique and in­no­va­tive skills up close as they play the ball back and forth. You can watch the film here:

On be­com­ing Nis­san’s new global am­bas­sador, Gareth Bale said: “I’m thrilled to be work­ing with Nis­san on their part­ner­ship with the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League. Hav­ing won the tour­na­ment twice with Real Madrid C.F. the com­pe­ti­tion is very spe­cial to me and I know it takes a tremen­dous amount of hard work to win. It is one of the most ex­cit­ing com­pe­ti­tion in the world, and I’m look­ing for­ward to shar­ing that ex­cite­ment with the fans.”

Ser­gio Aguero added his ex­cite­ment to be work­ing with Nis­san: “I’m very happy to be work­ing with Nis­san. The UEFA Cham­pi­ons League is such an ex­cit­ing tour­na­ment which fea­tures some of the best teams, play­ers and man­agers in the game. The week-in-week-out drama on and off the pitch makes it a great com­pe­ti­tion to be a part of as a player, and to watch as a fan.”

Speak­ing to Nis­san, the of­fi­cial global au­to­mo­tive spon­sor of the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League, Ser­gio Aguero re­vealed Manch­ester City F.C. has learnt a lot from their UEFA Cham­pi­ons League cam­paign last sea­son: “Ob­vi­ously you learn new things ev­ery year and above all in you ac­quire ex­pe­ri­ence, what it re­ally means to play those games in the Last Six­teen, Last Eight and ob­vi­ously in the Semi-Fi­nal. I hope this year we can con­tinue on the same path.”

The Ar­gen­tine striker also said that he and his Manch­ester City F.C. team-mates have big as­pi­ra­tions for this sea­son, and stated they want to make it as far as pos­si­ble in the com­pe­ti­tion: “Let’s hope we can make it as far as pos­si­ble. Ob­vi­ously it’s not easy but we have a great team.” The star striker cer­tainly didn’t rule out reach­ing the Fi­nal this sea­son, com­ment­ing on the in­vest­ments and changes made at Manch­ester City F.C.: “Our goal is to reach the Fi­nal, be­cause the club in­vested a lot in hir­ing play­ers, and a new pro­ject, with new man­agers.”

Nev­er­the­less Aguero ad­mit­ted it may not be achiev­able this sea­son: “The UEFA Cham­pi­ons League isn’t easy, but we are work­ing. I don’t know whether it will be this year or the next one, but we are work­ing on win­ning our first ti­tle.”

Whilst in-form Real Madrid C.F. winger, Gareth Bale, re­vealed his team’s de­sire to make his­tory in the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League this sea­son, as they look to be­come the first team ever to win back-to-back ti­tles: “I think the whole team be­lieves that we can win the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League again. There’s no rea­son why not, we’ve done it be­fore. We’re fully fo­cused on that task this sea­son, and we’ll be do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to win the tro­phy again and hope­fully make his­tory.” Although Bale ad­mit­ted they’ll need a lit­tle luck to se­cure their twelfth UEFA Cham­pi­ons League ti­tle, and re­tain their sta­tus as Euro­pean cham­pi­ons: “It’s dif­fi­cult to win the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League any­way, so to win it two times in a row ob­vi­ously it’s even more dif­fi­cult. There’s a lot of amaz­ing teams play­ing and you need that bit of luck. But we’ve done it the once now, we have a chance to make his­tory and hope­fully we can do that.

“Ob­vi­ously Real Madrid C.F. is known for win­ning Cham­pion’s Leagues. It’s what the club is about and we all know how im­por­tant it is, not just to the play­ers but to the fans also. We’ll be try­ing our best for ev­ery­body in­volved to try and de­fend the ti­tle and get our twelfth UEFA Cham­pi­ons League.”

Jean-Pierre Dier­naz, Vice Pres­i­dent for Mar­ket­ing, Nis­san Europe com­mented: “We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted to wel­come Bale and Aguero to the Nis­san fam­ily, as our new am­bas­sadors and En­gi­neers of Ex­cite­ment. As part of the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League part­ner­ship, we wanted to work with am­bas­sadors that demon­strate and share our same prin­ci­ples of in­no­va­tion and ex­cite­ment. Why them? Be­cause like Nis­san they are chal­leng­ing con­ven­tion, are true in­no­va­tors of the game and ev­ery time that step on that pitch they de­liver ex­cite­ment to fans.”

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