Andre Gray's comments should be of serious concern to Newcastle United

Andre Gray of Burnley celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley at Selhurst Park on April 29, 2017 in London, England.

Newcastle United were beaten 3-0 by Watford at St. James' Park this weekend.

Andre Gray of Watford celebrates scoring his sides third goal with his Watford team mates during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November...

Watford striker Andre Gray’s comments in the Hertfordshire Mercury about his side’s performance at St. James’ Park are surely concerning for Newcastle United.

Watford won 3-0 against Newcastle on Saturday, with Marco Silva’s side looking a class apart from the Magpies.

However, Gray has stated that he felt Watford didn’t play anywhere near their best in the contest.

The £18.5 million striker (Telegraph) said: "I think if anyone has seen us throughout the season, we have been a lot better.

Andre Gray of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on August 12, 2017 in Watford, England.

"We got a bit complacent and a bit sloppy at times. I think I should have come off with the match ball. I have missed two good chances and should have done better.

"Like I said, I think everybody knows we can play better."

Gray’s comments must be of huge concern for Newcastle, as if Watford can dominate them in such fashion, without playing to their best, then it shows how far off the pace they currently are.

Watford have been the surprise package in the Premier League this season, and posses a great deal of quality, but Newcastle must be worried if they can get past them so easily.

Michael Keane of Everton and Andre Gray of Watford battle for possession during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Newcastle have generally competed well since earning promotion back to the top flight, but their form over recent weeks have been poor.

Newcastle have lost their last four matches to slip down to 14th place in the Premier League table.

And unless Rafael Benitez can spark an improvement in his side in the near future, they could be left looking nervously over their shoulders, with the relegation zone moving closer and closer.

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