Manager David Moyes hopes Everton are finding important momentum at a crucial stage of the season after defeating Tottenham.
January signing Nikica Jelavic scored the only goal in the 1-0 win to lay a platform for a derby meeting with Liverpool on Tuesday and an FA Cup quarter-final with Sunderland next weekend.
Everton made it 10 matches unbeaten and dented Tottenham's hopes of holding on to third in the Premier League table, leaving Moyes looking forward to the week ahead.
He told ESPN: "It's a hard week for us but it's the sort of games I want to be involved in."
Moyes, who celebrates 10 years at the club next week, added: "I have always hoped when I came here that we would be able to challenge with the big teams.
"We were a bit lucky but we got three points."
Asked if he had any special plans for Wednesday's anniversary, he said: "No, not at all. I have said many times that it is great I have had 10 years' service.
"But I have not really got any trophies or anything to talks about, so I'll have to try and do a few more years to win some."
Moyes also praised Jelavic, whose chances at Everton have been hampered by injury and the international break since he moved to the club from Rangers.
He said: "I thought he played well and took his chance really well."