Andre Gray thinks Watford were 'battered' by Manchester City in the FA Cup final and believes they simply came up against much stronger opponents.

The striker said few people were forthcoming with any words in the dressing room following the match and that the Hornets knew they had been well-beaten.

However, Gray thinks the summer break will now help the club to move on from the result and prepare for next season.

"There's nothing much for anyone to say, no one's got anything to say," he said. 

"Everyone just knows we've got battered and come across a better team. 

"Fortunately now we've got the summer and then obviously pre-season, it's a lot of time to dust ourselves down and forget about it.

"If there was a game next week, then it may be a bit different, but there isn't. We're professionals and if we want to be better than we were this season then we have to learn from it and move on."

Despite the heavy cup final defeat, Gray is nonetheless pleased with how the club performed in the competition.

However, he thinks the club can do better in the future.

"It's been the best season in the club's history," he said, "and we deserved to be here today, so did city.

"We're obviously two of the best teams in the FA Cup and we've come up short. 

"We know how far ahead they are of us - we know that, it's not rocket science to see that, but we need to just try and step up and do better than we did last season in general and push on from there."

Learning from today's game may be a painful experience for the Watford players who Gray thinks would rather just forget about what happened.

When asked if he would ever watch the game back, he said: "I don't think so.

"Maybe, but at the same time, I think everyone wants to just forget about it.

"We got blown away today."