No side in the Bundesliga scored fewer than St Pauli during the first half of the season and Stanislawski knows his side must do better in 2011 if they are to remain in the top flight.
"Considering all the chances that we created, we scored far too few goals," he told ARD television.
"That is something which was right at the top of our agenda. We have got to be more effective with our efforts.
"Of course our attackers are now called upon. They are there to take the chances that the team creates for them.
"We were not incisive enough and it will be hard to stay up like that, but the players know this."
St Pauli have resisted the temptation to sign a new striker this winter and Stanislawski explains that there is a theory behind that decision.
"When we were promoted in 2001, we made the error of changing almost half of the team," he explained.
"This did not do us good and we wanted to avoid that."
Opponents Freiburg have not spent any money either, but keeping hold of striker Papiss Cisse will feel like a new signing in itself.
The Senegalese striker scored 13 goals during the first half of the season - just three less than the entire St Pauli team - and coach Robin Dutt insisted he would be going nowhere this month.
He told Kicker magazine that "however high an offer" were to be made, it would be turned down.
"Any interest from other clubs is irrelevant," he said.
Cisse missed the last match of 2010 due to suspension, but he is back to lead the Freiburg attack in northern Germany tomorrow.
St Pauli are without Fabio Morena, who has a stress fracture in his foot, but Stanislawski can otherwise pick from a fully-fit squad.