Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf has called on his team to play for their fans in tomorrow's relegation battle against Hoffenheim.
Without a win since early February, Bremen have dropped to within two points of the relegation zone, while they are just five points clear of tomorrow's opponents.
Their fans have vowed to turn the stadium green in a show of support and Schaaf is demanding a response.
``The reaction of our fans is overwhelming and the team have recognised this support,'' he said.
``We know that they have a few things planned for us and this support should make it a duty for every one of us to fight against the situation we are in.
``We have got to earn this support from the stands and respond to them.
``The fans should experience a game that they can be very happy with.''
The last time that happened at the Weser Stadion was February 9 when they beat Stuttgart 4-1. That was their last win in the Bundesliga and they have picked up just four points in 10 games since.
Hoffenheim have collected seven points in their last four games to fuel hope that they can avoid relegation.
They still need favours from other teams if they are to stay up, but their coach Markus Gisdol is more concerned with making sure his side make their own contribution to ensure any favours are used to good effect.
``All I am thinking about is our game,'' he said. ``Players have different thoughts to the coach, but the lads are on my wavelength.
``We have seen that in our recent games.''
Schaaf could welcome coveted midfielder Kevin de Bruyne back after injury while Marko Arnautovic and Eljero Elia remain suspended.
Daniel Williams is the only absentee for Hoffenheim, although Tobias Weis is not 100 per cent fit.