On Tuesday, my son came home from his school football club upset because his friend told him he doesn't have any skill, another called him a cry baby, and they wouldn't pass the ball to him when he asked them. It upset me to see him upset.
So, we chatted about it, and I said some reassuring words, giving him examples of events when he showed his skills, etc. When we got home, we told his big sister. His big sister, bless her, said that not to worry about being a cry baby as girls love boys who cry. At dinner time, it was a topic of discussion as well. Explaining that he doesn't need to score a goal to be an important part of the team.
By the next day, this was still bothering him, and I got more details from him. Apparently, he was made captain by the coach, and I had more understanding of what his friend must be feeling. I explained that his friend might be feeling upset and overlooked because he doesn't do any football outside of school, while his friend practice on a Saturday and compete on a Sunday, but was not made captain. Before we went to school, he said to me, he's feeling more confident and not upset anymore.
I'll have to wait and see until next week whether things change for him.