Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his Borussia Dortmund players will "fight" to get their season back on track in Friday's clash at Eintracht Braunschweig.
The Schwarzgelben have picked up two points out of a possible 12 in their last four Bundesliga fixtures, including a 2-2 draw at home to Augsburg last weekend in what was their first outing after the winter break.
BVB now sit 17 points behind leaders Bayern Munich, with securing Champions League football next season now their primary aim, and Klopp has promised fans that his team have no intention of letting their recent dropped points derail their campaign.
"If one game does not go as planned, you should not dwell too much on the reasons but continue on the path you have chosen," he told the club's official website.
"Our winter break training was for the entire second half of the season, and not just one game.
"Counter-pressing is one of the keys to success on Friday, as Braunschweig are neither too attack-minded nor too defensive-minded. They're good in tight spaces with robust, physical players.
"When we are in possession, they will defend with everything they’ve got. We will fight for these three points."
The Bundesliga clash kicks off on Friday at 19:30GMT, with Dortmund able to go one point behind second-placed Bayer Leverkusen with an away victory.