Everton captain Phil Neville insists David Moyes' squad would much rather be playing games than training.
The fixtures are piling up in March after their FA Cup clash with Sunderland on Saturday ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Toffees now face four matches in 10 days, starting at home to Arsenal on Wednesday.
Games are easier
"It is great. The players absolutely love it," Neville said on Everton's 10 fixtures in March. "You ask any player, they would rather play than train.
"It is common knowledge the manager trains us hard - the games are actually easier.
"We are really looking forward to the next two weeks. I thought before the game on Saturday, 'This is why I am in football - to play in games like this'.
"The atmosphere was incredible, the atmosphere on Wednesday night against Arsenal will be good.
"Then we go down to Swansea, then we have the replay, then West Brom. It is really mouth-watering. To say I am excited is an under-statement."
Neville also praised the work-ethic of midfielder Tim Cahill, who is enduring his worst run at the club in terms of goalscoring.
The Australia international was on target against the Black Cats for only his second for Everton since December 2010.
"Maybe he has been disappointed with his goals tally this season but he is not one to shirk responsibility and I think the fans appreciate that," he continued.
"That is why he is a legend at the club. For me he was the best player on the field and we will need that effort and determination in the (replay).
"It was great to see him; he was like a man possessed at times.
"Even when balls were falling on other players' heads he really wanted to win. That is what he is all about. There is no hiding place when you are out there on the pitch."