The Swabians have lost their last two games after making a promising start to the campaign and Labbadia does not want them to lose any further ground on the leaders, especially since he feels they deserve more than they have got so far.
"We cannot be happy with our recent results," he said at a press conference.
"Now the time has come for us to reward ourselves for the efforts we always give."
For that to happen, Labbadia has asked for patience and support from the fans, and concentration from his players.
"We have been creating lots of chances and we have the players who can score goals so we must not start getting flustered," he said.
"The players know that they have been in control of our recent games and our organisation is good.
"We are at home and we must take the initiative and attack with conviction. And we need the support of our fans."
Hannover arrive at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena in confident mood after making an unbeaten start to the season.
Mirko Slomka's side have not lost in seven competitive matches, thanks in part to the form of Mohammed Abdellaoue, who has scored six and created a further five goals already this season.
However, he is a doubt after straining his thigh in training yesterday.
Didier Ya Konan would be an alternative and last season's top goalscorer would certainly welcome a chance to break back into a starting XI which has remained constant all season.
Back-up goalkeeper Markus Miller is out for an indefinite period of time after seeking psychological care for what he described as "mental exhaustion".
His place as Ron-Robert Zieler's deputy should be filled by youngster Samuel Radlinger.