Nissan have announced Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero as its Global Ambassadors.  


Japanese car manufacturer Nissan, the official global automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, has confirmed Gareth Bale, and Sergio Agüero, as the brand’s new global ambassadors and Engineers of Excitement.


Watch the stars go head-to-head 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 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 competitions in the world, and I’m looking forward to sharing that excitement with the fans.”


Sergio Agüero (pictured above) 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.”


Ahead of their vital match against Barcelona on Tuesday, Sergio Agüero revealed Manchester City 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 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.”


Whilst in-form Real Madrid 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 Agüero 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.”


To hear Gareth Bale talk about making history with Real Madrid C.F., click here:


To hear Sergio Agüero discuss Manchester City F.C.’s aims in the UEFA Champions League this season, click here: