Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye admits their end of season lap of 'honour' was "awkward" on Sunday.
N'Diaye, who moved to Wearside in January from Bursaspor, revealed the parade was not a pleasant experience.
The French midfielder said: "It felt awkward. We are still in the Premier League but we are in 17th position and that is not good enough.
"There were so many fans here and so we are very disappointed with the way we played and what we showed the fans.
"We have good players here, but I think we need more. First and foremost we have to stay up, then look around us and see what we should do.
"But I really think we should be much higher up the league than this.
"West Brom and Swansea are in the top half of the table and we should be where they are as we are as good as them. That is where we should be aiming.
"It's not for me to say what we should do, that's up to the coach, but all teams need more players and that is maybe what is required."