The 26-year-old has rediscovered his form since returning to Brazil and is hoping his club form will cement his slot in Felipao's squad this June
The 26-year-old has shown some of the best form his career since joining Atletico Mineiro in 2012, earning a recall to the Selecao after helping fire his side to Copa Libertadores glory in 2013.
And after netting five goals for his country in 2013, Jo believes a continuing his fine club form is now key to earning a “dream” shot at the World Cup on home soil.
"I intend to have a better year than I did last year,” he told reporters in Brazil.
“Especially because I have a dream to be a part of the side that it is playing a World Cup in my country,” he continued.
“I thank God for being called up. Now it's up to me and my effort to play for a World Cup."
Jo will be hoping to retain his place in the next Brazil squad, who will travel to Johannesburg to take on South Africa in March.