Kruse opened the scoring in the 3-2 win away to Werder Bremen at the weekend, but has said that the target remains 40 points for Freiburg.
"Our aim is still survival: get 40 points and then we'll see," Bundesliga.de quotes Kruse as saying.
"We still have tough opponents in the coming weeks. Of course we dream a little, but we are not thinking of Europe just yet.
"I have experienced this with St Pauli before. After round 20 we were well-placed and then suddenly lost 13 games in a row. So therefore I'd better be careful."
Kruse has scored six goals in 22 appearances for Freiburg this season.