Chelsea coach Antonio Conte tried to lure Carlos Tevez back to the Premier League, the argentine revealed.
Tevez (32) said he received a phone call from Conte - who signed him at Juventus in 2013 - in regards to a move to Stamford Bridge.
"After the loss [to Independiente] we had two days off. I was shaken, like everyone at home. I returned to training and I said 'That's it, it's passed'," he told Radio La Red.
"But I was without any motivation. At that moment I thought about a lot of things, even to leave football. It was leave football or continue at Boca.
"One day later Conte called me to go to Chelsea, and I told him no. I wasn't in a good way, and I had to think about a lot of things. It was Boca or retire.
"You realise a lot of things, like family. Since I've come to Boca I live for the club. When you can't reach your objective you rethink a lot of things.
"I had to sit back and look at the big picture, and look ahead and see if I had the will to keep playing or not."