Neill said: "We can see an opportunity to be in a cup final, in front of 80,00 people now back at Wembley. You play the game to get into a position to experience that kind of thing.
"You want to have cup finals, to give yourself the chance to win medals. I have had three or four semi-finals in my career and lost them all.
"Everton will be very tough but a slight edge we might have is that we are at home and I know Tim Cahill very well. Maybe I'll try and poison him!"