The Toffees must beat Sunderland on Wearside to reach the Cup semis.
Asked whether the Black Cats' home support would give Martin O'Neill's side the upper hand, the 32-year old replied: "It can be advantage to whoever you want. But on the day, it's whoever shows up. This is 90 minutes of football and that really is the magic of the cup.
"I've been involved in so many big games. We've just got to make sure we don't hide. We really need to put everything into it."