The Sun is reporting that the French playmaker was vocal at a team meeting in the wake of their disappointing 3-0 loss to Southampton at home on Sunday.
The defeat was West Ham's fifth in six Premier League matches so far this term, making it the worst start to a top flight season in their history.
Payet stood up after a clear-the-air talk at the East London club's Chadwell Heath headquarters with the hope of rallying his teammates.
The 29-year-old admitted he has not been at his best but urged his peers to to quickly improve before the season slips out of their grasp.
West Ham host Middlesbrough on Saturday and Payet wants it to be the match the turns around their campaign which thus far has Slaven Bilic's outfit sitting 18th on the league table with just three points to their name.