The Nerazzurri take on their city rivals on Sunday night, as they look to maintain their place in Serie A's top four.
“It would be a gift for all of us and for the fans to win on Sunday," Candreva told Premium Sport.
“It would help us after after a difficult period and to prepare for the end of the season in the best way.
“I hope to score soon, it would be nice to do it in the derby, but for the team and for the win and to continue our push for a Champions League place.
“Milan are going through an exciting period, but they're still below us and we want to keep it that way.
“The derby is a game to itself, it's different to the other games, but at the end of the day it's still only worth three points.
“The derby is the derby though, we'll give 101 per cent."