The Boca Juniors man, nicknamed 'The Pitbull' for his appearance and style of play, started at the back in the opening Group H win over
And Medel admitted the occasion nearly got to him.
"I really felt like crying," he said.
Valdivia's partner told Chilean television her boyfriend had suffered a torn muscle against
"Jorge suffered a blow to one of his thighs but he should have absolutely no problem in playing on Monday," he said.
Spain hero Andres Iniesta claims he never lost faith in achieving FIFA World Cup success, despite a frustrating season with injuries and a bad start for Vicente del Bosque's side in South Africa.