Marko Arnautovic admits West Ham underachieved this season.
The Hammers secured 10th spot by leapfrogging Watford courtesy of a comfortable 4-1 victory at Vicarage Road.
"Every year we want to improve and we want to do better and obviously we want to always be in the top half of the table," he told whufc.com.
"But I think it's not our target to be 10th but to be much higher. We played some good football. All through the season we had some brilliant games and we had some bad games.
"We need to look at the good games and to train and learn from the good games because we are a very good side and we have very good players.
"We missed some of those games against the teams around us and lost those games and next year we want to win them and finish higher next season."