Rodolfo Ignacio Zanetti, the father of Javier Zanetti tells the story of when a 12 year old Pupi was rejected at Independiente:

“Other boys were called up but not him, and in that moment he did not want anything more to do with football.” Javier’s wife Paula confirms the story:

“He did not want to be a burden for his parents anymore.” But then Zanetti sr convinced  Javier to try out for Talleres and when FcInterNews asked  Javier about it he admitted that his father’s testimony in the movie (Zanetti story) is the one that touched him the most.

Source: fcinternews