Stuttgart travel to Augsburg tomorrow with the future of coach Bruno Labbadia hanging in the balance.
Three defeats from their last three games, including a 2-1 loss to Rijeka in the Europa League on Thursday, have increased the pressure on Labbadia, who now needs his side to pick up their first points of the season.
``The results are not satisfactory and that makes the atmosphere automatically worse,'' said the club's director of sport Fredi Bobic.
``The situation is clear - we must pick up points.''
Labbadia understands the fans' frustrations given the high hopes they came into the season with.
After a poor year, several new players have been brought in this summer in order to launch an assault on a top-six finish. With just two games of the season gone, they are already six points adrift of that goal.
``When you're at a club with such a tradition, then there's always more disenchantment when the results aren't right,'' said Labbadia at the pre-game press conference.
``We're not rewarding ourselves but are instead punishing ourselves by losing the ball too easily. We're punishing ourselves by not taking our chances either.''
Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl has the very same gripe about his side's first two games of the season, which have also yet to yield a point.
``We may have lost two games, but we aren't painting everything black,'' he said. ``We did well for an hour against Dortmund and were the better team in Bremen over 90 minutes and now we want to reward ourselves for our efforts.
``We're going to give it 1,000 per cent to get our first points of the season with a home win.''