Bayer Leverkusen coach Sami Hyypia has demanded a response from his players in the wake of a recent clump in form which came to a head in midweek with a 4-0 defeat at home to Paris St Germain.
That result as good as leaves Leverkusen only with the objective of finishing in the top three in the Bundesliga to ensure they will be playing Champions League football again next season.
But even that, despite lying second going into the 22nd round of action in the Bundesliga, is not something they can take for granted either.
Leverkusen have lost four of their last six Bundesliga fixtures and were recently knocked out of the DFB-Pokal by second-division Kaiserslautern, leaving Hyypia's job also hanging in the balance.
``I can't do it all by myself,'' Hyypia told Sky television. ``I need help from the players.
``In this situation, everybody has to fear a little for their job, but I'm not scared.
``It's totally normal that coaches are fired and hired, but I don't know if that's going to happen here.
``If things carry on the way they are, then (second place) is at risk. It may sound stupid, but a period like this is actually very good for me as a coach.''
Defeat would see Hyypia faced with arguably the biggest challenge of his coaching career so far.
Qualification for next season's Champions League is paramount, yet Wolfsburg would move to within four points with victory at the VW-Arena on Saturday.
``We're certainly capable of it,'' said their coach Dieter Hecking, who this week ruled his side out of the race for a place in the Champions League next season but may be forced into a reassessment this weekend.
Hecking has Naldo back after suspension, and with Vieirinha and Jan Polak both back in training, he has a fully-fit squad to choose from.