The question had barely finished before Andy Moran had started his answer - he was keen for there to be as little uncertainty as possible.
After a career great season in terms of scoring for the 33-year-old, Moran has no doubt that he will be back next season. The Ballaghaderreen man finished this year with 3-24 in the Championship. He is also a nominee for Footballer of the Year.
Speaking on Tuesday afternoon - after having been named the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month for August - Moran said:
Oh yeah [I will be back]. My wife is due her second baby now in January and if everything goes well then, there's no question.
Moran is in no doubt that if he can stay injury free like he did for the majority of 2017, he can again hit the heights reached this season.
He also added that he is confident the Mayo panel and management team will not lose any key personnel.
Yeah, I've said it previously: I don't expect anyone from the management or the team to be hanging up their boots anytime soon.
Moran acknowledged that this year was his best in a Mayo jersey in terms of scoring. However, in terms of other aspects of his game, he feels that he has reached equivalent levels previously.
I suppose overall, in terms of scoring and stuff like that, yeah. It's very easy to look at scoring and say: 'Yeah, it has been.'
I've been used in different roles. I played wing-back for Mayo in 2009. I've been used as a ball winner inside for a lot of the time.
The way it's been this year, in terms of scoring, definitely, it's been my best year. In terms of other things, I'd be confident that I've done a lot of things well over my career when I've been asked to do them for the team.
Pictured Any Moran (Mayo) after being presented with his PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Award at a reception in PwC Offices, Dublin.