Gross confident in his own ability
Stuttgart coach Christian Gross believes he is still the best man to lead the club out of their current slump.
The Swiss tactician has come under increased pressure after a terrible start to the season which has seen them claim just one league win - a 7-0 thumping of Borussia Monchengladbach - to sit bottom of the Bundesliga.
Yesterday's 2-1 home loss to Eintracht Frankfurt added to Gross' problems but he remains convinced he can lead the club up the table like he did after being appointed last November.
"I am certain that the team is still listening to me," he said. "At the moment, a lot is going against us and we have got to work hard to force the luck back onto our side."
Luck was certainly not on Stuttgart's side yesterday as they had two seemingly valid goals ruled out by referee Felix Brych and his team of officials.
"I have no idea what he has seen," complained defender Christian Trasch after Cacau's 89th-minute goal was not given.
Trasch was also unfortunate to see his shot cannon off the underside of the crossbar and just over the line, but again the goal was ruled out.
A red card for Matthieu Delpierre completed a day to forget for Stuttgart, who now face fellow strugglers Schalke in their next game in a fortnight needing points to move off the foot of the table.
"The situation is serious," admitted Gross.