Lineker described Messi, who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain, as the ‘Messiah’.
Messi netted five goals in Argentina’s 5-0 thrashing of Estonia in a friendly match at the El Sadar Stadium on Sunday.
The Barcelona legend produced one of the best individual performances of his career for Argentina against Estonia.
After Messi’s five-star performance against Estonia, Lineker took to Twitter to shower praise on the 34-year-old.
His tweet read: “The extraordinary Lionel Messi has scored all five of Argentina’s goals tonight. Astonishingly, it’s not his goal-scoring that elevates him from the other greats.
“He’s also as good a passer and dribbler as anyone that’s ever played the game. The Messiah.”
Meanwhile, Messi was the Man of the Match as Argentina lifted the CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions trophy a few days ago.