Lineker feels it is something the Welsh ace must eradicate from his game.
"... that's something he probably needs to look at. Messi doesn't ever dive which is another amazing attribute to him. You know, there are one or two incidents where he's clearly thrown himself to the ground and then people look for it.
"There are other occasions where he's been slightly unfortunate where he's been blatantly fouled and gone to ground, as you would because I mean he does move so quickly and to be honest every time I shot I nearly, I fell over, my balance was fairly hopeless, but not diving, so, if I were him now I'd try and eradicate that from my game. He just doesn't need it."
Lineker was speaking with Ian Wright of Absolute Radio's Rock n' Roll Football. Every Saturday from 5pm on 1215AM. For more, visit absoluteradio.co.uk/football.