The Hammers currently sit 11th in the table, six points behind Stoke City but with a game in hand.
The midfielder told the club's official website: "Our aim since the start of the season has been to at least match last year's finish.
"We didn't have the best of starts, we know that, but since Christmas we've really dug in and put the points on the board. That's what has made us half-safe now.
"There's five games left that we need to get points from and come tenth again."
West Ham face Arsenal on Tuesday evening.