Justin Tipuric said Wales' fifth-placed finish in the Six Nations was tough to take and declared "we are better than that" after a dramatic finale against France in Paris.
Wales could have finished as high as second with a victory at Stade de France, but were consigned to a 20-18 defeat after Damien Chouly went over for a try in the 100th minute in a controversial end to the game.
Tipuric was left disappointed Rob Howley's men fell short after losing three times and winning just twice.
"It's tough to take, finishing fifth," said the Ospreys flanker.
"We are better than that. We've had a few really close games this year that could have gone either way. Unfortunately, we've come out on the wrong side of the scoreline. The changing room was very quiet after the game.
"I just think we have to keep on improving. We are working on playing a different type of game and hopefully that's just going to get better and better.
"We are getting out of our old pattern and trying new things: we are trying to spread the ball a bit wider.
"We know we are not perfect. But if we keep tweaking our game, we are only going to get better and better, because in our team we have a lot of skilful players. We just have to make sure we use them."
Tipuric will now turn his attention to putting in some commanding displays at club level to try to secure a place on the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.
Asked about the Lions tour, he said: "It would be nice to see some of the boys on the tour. We'll see how it goes. I'm just going to concentrate on the Ospreys now and try to help them get some silverware,
"From a personal perspective in this Six Nations, it's been nice to play. Coming off the bench is hard to do. I've really enjoyed starting. I've enjoyed the physical test and I want to keep getting better and better."
25. Juni 2017
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|Lopez the comeback king at Queen´s|
|FIFA looking into Russia doping claims as Mutko insists ´there has never been a problem´|
|Vettel ´disgraced himself´ in Azerbaijan, says Hamilton|
|Romero returns to spotlight with BMW International Open victory|
|Yesterday, today and tomorrow! - Donnarumma sticking with Raiola|
|Allegri highlights Pjaca absence as key to Champions League final defeat|
|Ricciardo benefits from Hamilton´s head rest woe as tensions with Vettel boil over|
|Ecstatic Rossi loving ´unbelievable´ title tussle|
|Kvitova wins first title since knife attack|
|Man City´s Bernardo Silva allays ankle injury fears|
|Andy and Jamie will play Wimbledon doubles - Judy Murray|
|Cahill set for 100th cap and place in Australia history|
|Laporte backs Noves but demands improvement from France|
|´Spectacular´ Sanchez would improve Bayern, says Chile team-mate Vidal|
|Fabulous Federer trounces Zverev to claim ninth Halle title|
|Chelsea loan Dabo to Vitesse|
|Rossi edges out Petrucci in Assen as Dovizioso claims championship lead|
|Gatland concerned by targeting of Lions scrum-half Murray|
|Pogba: I could cope with Griezmann at Man City|
|Crotty set to miss rest of series, All Blacks wait on Smith|
|Sturridge to PSG move ´could depend on Ronaldo´|
|Moto3 rider finishes race without bike|
|Alonso: I will win in 2018|
|McGregor not compatible with boxing - Pacquiao predicts Mayweather victory|
|China move would be ´positive´ for Wayne Rooney, says Eriksson|
|Wallabies wing Naivalu facing up to seven weeks out|
|Ex-Bayern Munich star Olic in retirement U-turn|
|DCE stars as Manly sink Sharks, Knights stunned by Dragons fightback|
|Paulinho reveals Barcelona offer|
|Gatland hopes players stake claims in Hurricanes clash|
|New deal for Conte would be Chelsea´s best signing - Lampard|
|Best to captain Lions again for Hurricanes clash|
|Turner, Taylor lead Nationals past Reds|
|Juve have room for Ronaldo, says Del Piero|
|MLS Review: Opara scores stunner for Sporting, Accam nets hat-trick|
|Ronaldo is wanted at Real Madrid – Salgado|
|Spieth ready for Sunday charges at Travelers|
|Lukaku a good option to replace Costa, says Lampard|
|Verratti denies giving interview about future|
|Aguero will stay at Man City – agent|
|All Blacks bring in McKenzie after Smith setback|
|Spieth grabs Travelers lead with late birdie|
|Messi at 30: Ronaldinho, Eto´o and Neymar lead birthday tributes|
24. Juni 2017
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|Germany through to U-21 Euros semis despite Italy defeat|
|Diego Alves´ representatives deny talk of Roma agreement|
|Springboks awaiting news on Whiteley injury|
|We´re working our a**** off to win Confederations Cup, says Mexico star Hernandez|
|Arsenal have to pay €65m for Lacazette - Lyon president Aulas|
|Former Bayern Munich striker Olic announces retirement|
|Mexico fight to the bitter end – Osorio|
|WATCH: Genius Guardiola lands stunning golf shot|
|Cherchesov hits out at ´unnamed sources´ amid Russia sack talk|
|Sensational Cilic sets up Lopez final at Queens|
|Marseille agree deal for Monaco striker Germain|
|Poels disappointed by Tour de France snub|
|Confederations Cup Social Diary: All Blacks thrill All White as Portuguese rack up milestones|
|Garcia kept in check by Bland|
|Ronaldo confident after leading Portugal to Confederations Cup semi-finals|
|Akinfeev horror-show underlines same old story for Russia|
|Germany´s B team are very good - Cameroon boss Broos under no illusions|
|Sevastova gets revenge on Garcia in Mallorca, Goerges breezes into final|
|Rampant Springboks whitewash France|
|Warrington spoil McNamara´s Super League homecoming|
|Ronaldo leads the way in Portugal procession|
|Watford snap up England U21 midfielder Hughes from Derby|
|New Zealand 0 Portugal 4: Ronaldo on target as European champions win group to reach semis|
|Mexico 2 Russia 1: Akinfeev error sends hosts crashing out|
|Federer to face Zverev in Halle final|