The midfielder said: "My theory throughout my career has been that the next one is always the greatest, and this does feel as though it will be the greatest.
"If I win a medal on Saturday it will be the best medal I have won.
"In terms of individual success, for me to lift the FA Cup will be my greatest ever honour, particularly for this club.
"People talk about me being a good Everton captain but for me to be mentioned among the likes of Kevin Ratcliffe and Brian Labone is an honour.
"They are players who have not just won the FA Cup, they have won league championships and European honours, so that is what I have got to do to be mentioned in the same breath.
"But it would be a great start to win the FA Cup and it is time this team had something to show for its efforts.
"I drive to training in the mornings and the music's blasting away and you do visualise yourself holding up the FA Cup. You have got to believe you're going to win."